Rag Mama Rag

Album: The Band (1969)
Charted: 16 57
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  • Rag Mama rag, can't believe its true.
    Rag Mama Rag, what did you do?
    Crawled up to the railroad track
    Let the four nine-teen scratch my back

    Sag mama sag now
    What's come over you
    Rag Mama Rag, I'm a pulling out your gag.
    Gonna turn you lose like an old caboose,
    Got a tail I need a drag.

    I ask about your turtle,
    And you ask about the weather,
    Well, I can't jump the hurdle
    And we can't get together.

    We could be relaxing in my sleeping bag,
    But all you want to do for me mama
    Is rag Mama rag there's no-where to go,
    Rag Mama rag. Come on resin up the bow.

    Rag Mama rag, where do ya roam?
    Rag Mama rag, bring your skinny little body back home.
    Its dog eat dog and cat eat mouse, you can
    You can rag Mama rag all over my house.

    Hail stones beating on the roof,
    The bourbon is a hundred proof,
    Its you and me and the telephone
    Our destiny is quite well known.

    We don't need to sit and brag.
    All we gotta do is
    Rag Mama rag Mama rag.
    Rag Mama rag
    Where do you roam?
    Rag Mama rag, bring your skinny little body back home

Comments: 5

  • Bruce from Michigan 48308Listening to leftover salmon version, very good!
  • Christy from Morristown, TnIf you want to have a good time and let it all hang out, this is the song for you.
  • Jackie from Oak Creek, CoI love the line "We could be relaxing, in my sleeping bag" perfect......
  • Dan from Tinley Park, Ilsousaphone**, i should know, i am a sousaphone player myself!
  • Tyler from Brantford, CanadaJohn SImon Played this on a Suzaphone, not a tuba. They are very similar though. He did know how to play brass instruments he had just never used a Suzaphone before.
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