Sweet Gene Vincent

Album: New Boots and Panties (1977)
  • Blue Gene baby
    Skinny white sailor,
    The chances were slender
    The beauties were brief
    Shall I mourn your decline
    With some Thunderbird wine
    And a black handkerchief?
    I miss your sad Virginia whisper
    I miss the voice that called my heart

    Sweet Gene Vincent
    Young and old and gone
    Sweet Gene Vincent

    Who, who, who slapped John?
    White face, black shirt
    White socks, black shoes
    Black hair, white Strat
    Bled white, died black

    Sweet Gene Vincent
    Let the blue roll tonight
    At the sock hop ball in the Union Hall
    Where the bop is their delight

    Here come duck-tailed Danny
    Dragging Uncanny Annie
    She's the one with the flying feet
    You can break the peace
    Daddy sickle grease
    The beat is reet complete
    And you jump back, honey
    In the dungerees
    Tight sweater and a pony tail
    Will you guess her age
    When she comes back stage?
    The hoodlums bite their nails

    Black gloves, white frost
    Black crepe, white lead
    White sheet, black knight
    Jet black, dead white

    Sweet Gene Vincent
    There's one in every town
    And the devil drives
    Till the hearse arrives
    And you lay that pistol down

    Sweet Gene Vincent
    There's nowhere left to hide
    With lazy skin and ash tray eyes
    A perforated pride

    So farewell mademoiselle,
    Knickerbocker Hotel
    Farewell to money owed
    But when your leg still hurts
    And you need more shirts
    You got to get back on the road Writer/s: CHARLES JEREMY JANKEL, IAN ROBINS DURY
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


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