Borneo

Lyrics: Walter Donalson
Music: Walter Donalson

Sung by Jerry Garcia with Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions in 1964

Way down South, way down in Borneo
There's a wild dance called the horn-eo
Way down, on Borneo Bay
Ba-ba-ba-ba bahm ba-bahm

You will dance till the break of dawn-eo
Even though you've got a corn-eo
Way down, on Borneo Bay
Ba-ba ba-bahm

Wild man stands with his clothes all torn-eo (note 1)
Toot toot toots on his bamboo horn-eo
While the bamboo babies start to sway
Start to sway, start to sway, start to sway

When you see them dance the horn-eo
You will put your jewels in pawn-eo
Way down, on Borneo Bay
Ba-ba ba-bahm

Way down South, way down in Borneo
There's a wild dance called the horn-eo
Way down, on Borneo Bay
Ba-ba-ba-ba bahm ba-bahm

You will dance till the break of dawn-eo
Even though you've got a corn-eo
Way down, on Borneo Bay
Ba-ba ba-bahm

Wild man stands with his clothes all torn-eo
Toot toot toots on his bamboo horn-eo
While the bamboo babies start to sway
Start to sway, start to sway, start to sway

When you see them dance the horn-eo
You will put your jewels in pawn-eo
Way down, on Borneo Bay
Ba-ba ba-bahm
Notes
(1) in the recording, Jerry forgets the next couple of lines

Grateful Dead-related Recordings
     Date Album
     Jul 1964 Mother Mcree's Uptown Jug Champions

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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