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BEATLE BONES AND SMOKIN' STONES
the lyrics


 

the LEGENDARY A&M SESSIONS

SIDE ONE


FIRST SINGLE


DIDDY WAH DIDDY

original text by willie dixon, so no van vliet lyrics


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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE FOOLING?

who do you think you're fooling?
with these things you're doing?
you're gonna start a scandal
burn that midnight candle
now, who do you think you're fooling?
honey, it ain't me - oh, no

you're as sweet as candy
just as cute as can be
you don't think i know it
but you sure do show it
now, who do you think you're fooling?
baby, it ain't me - no

you don't understand, girl
you're living in a man's world
you thought you couldn't stand me
now you try to brand me
now, who do you think you're fooling?
honey, it ain't me
oh no, it just ain't no
no, it can't be me
baby, it ain't me
no, it just can't be


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SECOND SINGLE


MOONCHILD
tekst not by van vliet, but specially written for him by david gates

moonchild [3x]
on the night she was born
the lightning flashed and the thunder roared
but when they heard her cry
the clouds rolled back and the full moon filled the sky
shining down in her eye
and it made her cry
can you hear her cry?
moonchild
she always looks so pale
the things she spoke and a long white veil
moonchild
she has wrapped up so tight
your mind comes loose and you drift on out of sight
she's a child of the night
and like a child she cries
can you hear her cry?

moon child [3x]
i know she tries to hide
the way she feels on the darker side
moonchild
she likes to fall in love every time there's a full moon up above
then she's out of this world
she's another girl
and it makes her cry
i love to hear her cry
moonchild


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SIDE TWO


FRYING PAN

don't think big, man
i can't think little
won't let that end catch me up in the middle
now, my whole life has been the toss of a dice
done another girl gone out of my life
out of the frying pan into the fire
anything you say, they're gonna call you a lair
go downtown now
walk around
the man comes up, says he's gonna put me down
you try to succeed to fulfil your need
get hit by a car, the people watch you bleed
out of the frying pan into the fire
anything you say, they're gonna call you a liar
watch what you do now
think what you're saying
if you get crossed up you're gonna end up paying
ain't no use, i'm gonna cut it all loose
i made a mistake, i can't get no break
out of the frying pan into the fire
anything you say, they're gonna call you a liar


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OUTTAKE


HERE I AM (I ALWAYS AM)

well, you came and now you're gone
but our life it will go on
i miss you so, but only for your return
please come back to me tomorrow
you would ease this pain and sorrow
please try to understand
my heart is in your hand
[refrain:]
baby, please don't take our love in vain [2x]
well, here i am, here i always am
and with you, my love, it will remain
please try to understand
yeah, my heart is in your hand
please don't take my love in vain

well, my nights are filled with sorrow
for me there is no tomorrow
well, i beg, i steal, i borrow
please end this sorrow
[repeat of refrain]


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