Hooker's Ball

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter introduced this on 27 May 1978 "This song was the official song of the 1977 Hooker's Ball. It's called "Walkin' The Block." (But "Hooker's Ball" is the title in Box Of Rain.

Where you gonna be when midnight falls?
(Honey, I'll be at the Hooker's Ball)
Where you gonna be around two o'clock?
(Back on Leavenworth walkin' the block)

Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' the block
Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' the block

What you gonna say when they haul you in?
(Don't say nothin', never say nothin')
What you gonna say when you're free again?
(Don't say nothin', go high-struttin')

Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' the block
Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' the block

I'll take Margo and you take Jane
(We're both good lookin' but we ain't the same)
Honey, where'd you learn to talk that talk?
(Down on Haight Street walkin' the block)

Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' the block
Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' the block

Where you gonna be when midnight falls?
(Honey, I'll be at the Hooker's Ball)
Where you gonna be around two o'clock?
(Back on Scott Street walkin' the block)

Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' the block
Walk, walk, walk, walk, walkin' the block
Robert Hunter Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1984 Promontory Rider Comfort (note 1)
Notes
(1) originally recorded in 1978 for the unreleased album Alligator Moon, with Robert Hunter playing with the band Comfort.