Ki-Yi Bossie

Lyrics: Bob Weir, A.J.Santella
Music: Bob Weir, Josh Ritter, Josh Kaufman

A track from Bob Weir's new album Blue Mountain..

In a cold church basement one November Friday night
Come along, come along
In a 12 Step meeting under harsh fluorescent light
Now that's bright, hey come on

I know I deserve to be there, but I don't remember why
I was looking for salvation, but nothing caught my eye
My turn to tell my story, and I guess it's worth a try
Come along, come along
Come along, come along

Come a ki-yi bossie, come a bossie, come along
Come a ki-yi bossie, come along
Come a ki-yi bossie, come a bossie, come along
Come along, come along
Come along, come along

Well I guess she had other interests, she had something else to do
You OK, well me too
So tell me watcha gonna, watcha gonna, watcha gonna do
Well OK, boo-hoo

So now the happy hour is raining on my shoes
And it's not all that important which poison that you choose
When you're tuning up to sing the rum and coke and whiskey blue
And that melody comes through, and now you're paying your dues

Come a ki-yi bossie, come a bossie, come along
Come a ki-yi bossie, come along
Come a ki-yi bossie, come a bossie, come along
Come along, come along
Come along, come along

Back before I drove a pickup and I took up buckin bails
Come along, come along
I was looking high and low for meaning, I was into saving whales
Before they're all gone

But the weeds grow high, and that's where it all begins
When I stop to wonder why, that was fertile ground for sin
Just pour some whiskey on it, and watch the fun begin
Come along, come along
What could possibly go wrong

Here pour a little whiskey on that fertile patch of soil
Come along, come along
Sprinkle in a little heartache, watch the ground begin to boil
Now it's coming on strong

As it starts to take its shape, there ain't nothing there to like
You best have quick reactions, it'll rattle, coil and strike
Time to change the scenery, it's time to hit the pike
And OK, I'm gone

They say each of us has meaning , time to bring that all to light (note 1)
Well alright, right on
Come along, come along

Come a ki-yi bossie, come a bossie, come along
Come a ki-yi bossie, come along
Come a ki-yi bossie, come a bossie, come along
Come along, come along

Come a ki-yi bossie, come a bossie, come along
Come a ki-yi bossie, come along
Come a ki-yi bossie, come a bossie, come along
Come along, come along
Come along, come along
Come along, come along
Come along, come along
Notes
(1) Thanks to Pete Millerman for bringing my omission of this verse to my attention

Bob Weir Recordings
     Date Album
     2016 Blue Mountain 


 


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I got one other cowboy hat.It's in storage somewhere. Landed on that one in the rodeo ring. So we're back in the bunkhouse now. Lot of the guys who ended up in that line of work ended up in the bunkhouse where - well, they weren't born on farms or ranches, but if you want trial or tribulation, they came to the conclusion that they had no place in polite society, so they - lot of guys on the lam and stuff like that. And then there were guys who end up there maybe on account of a broken heart or something.