Bone Alley

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Head bone ache and the neck bone snap
Collarbone creak and the rib bone crack
Backbone break and the hip bone sore
Don't want to shake like it shook no more
Rolling
Oh ... rolling along
Oh ... rolling along

Thigh bone, knee bone, leg bone, shin
You can't walk out and you don't walk in
Ankle bone twist and the foot bone flat
Got to keep rolling in spite of that
Rolling
Oh ... rolling along
Oh ... rolling along

I know you know I know too
But I can't tell you who else knew
Fit my bones like a rattlesnake skin
You opened the window and I crawled in
Time to keep rolling
Oh ... rolling along
Oh ... rolling along

Oh ... rolling along
Oh ... rolling along

Hipbone, thigh bone, knee bone shin
Ankle bone, elbow, who walks in?
Your mother, your father, the man with the lease
The feds and the Northwest Mounted Police
Oh ... rolling along
Oh ... rolling along

Thigh bone, knee bone, leg bone, shin
It's your party so walk on in
Don't get worried who's doing what to
Keep on rollin' like you're s'posed to do
Rolling
Oh ... rolling along
Oh ... rolling along

Head bone, neck bone, collarbone alley
Rib bone, backbone, hipbone alley
Thigh bone, knee bone, leg bone alley
Shin bone, ankle bone, foot bone alley
Rolling
Oh ... rolling along
Oh ... rolling along
Oh ... rolling along
Oh ... rolling along
Oh ... rolling along
Robert Hunter Recordings
     Date Album
     1988 Liberty

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