Jump Back

Lyrics: Rufus Thomas
Music: Rufus Thomas

Played by Bob Weir with Kingfish

Last night, the night before
(Jump back baby, jump back)
Twenty four robbers at my door
(Jump back baby, jump back)
I got up and let them in
(Jump back baby, jump back)
I hit 'em in the head with a rolling pin
(Jump back baby, jump back)
When I got into this old town
(Jump back baby, jump back)
[Billy Joe] tried to put me down
(Jump back baby, jump back)
Jump back baby, jump back
Jump back baby, jump back

I went to the river but I couldn't get across
Paid five dollars for an old grey horse
Horse wouldn't pull, I swapped it for a mule
The mule wouldn't hunt, and I swapped it for a dollar
Dollar wouldn't pass, bought some grass
Grass wouldn't grow, I chopped it with a hoe down
Hoe wouldn't chop, I took it to the shop
Shop make money like a bee make honey
Jump back baby, jump back
Jump back baby, jump back

I went to the river but I couldn't get across
Paid five dollars for an old grey horse
Horse wouldn't pull, I swapped it for a mule
The mule wouldn't hunt, and I swapped it for a dollar
Dollar wouldn't pass, bought some grass
Grass wouldn't grow, I chopped it with a hoe down
Hoe wouldn't chop, I took it to the shop
Shop make money like a bee make honey
Jump back baby, jump back
Jump back baby, jump back

Well jump back baby
(Jump back baby, jump back)
Jump back, mama
(Jump back baby, jump back)
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Jump back baby, jump back
(Jump back baby, jump back)
Bob Weir Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      3 Apr 1976 In Concert (King Biscuit Flower Hour) Kingfish
      ? 1977 Live 'N' Kickin' Kingfish
Other Recordings
      ? 1977 A Night In New York Kingfish