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"Thorogood" Playlist

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As Long As I Have You - George Thorogood and the Destroyers
For all the beautiful women in my life, this song is for you....


Lyrics:

As long as I have you
Long as I have you
Nothin' I won't do
Oh baby long as I have you

Well, I don't mind workin'
I will be your slave
Call me baby
And I'll rise from my grave
Long as I have you
Long as I have you
Nothin' I won't do
Oh baby long as I have you

Well, I'll do like a lizard
I'll drag in the sand
Call me sweet baby
I'll be your man
Long as I have you
Long as I have you
Nothin' I won't do
Yes, baby, long as I have you

Well, I'll kiss you in the mornin'
And love you at night
Hold you close, squeeze you tight
Long as I have you
Long as I have you
Nothin' I wouldn't do
Yes baby long as I have you

No, I don't mind workin'
I will be your slave
Call me baby
And I'll rise from my grave
Long as I have you
Long as I have you
Nothin' I won't do
Yes baby long as I have you
Oh yeah
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Hell Bound Train - George Thorogood and the Destroyers
From my darker days, I'm sure others were also passengers...


Lyrics:

A stranger lyin' on a barroom floor
Had drank so much he could drink no more
And so he fell asleep with a troubled brain
To dream that he rode on a hellbound train

The engine was bloody
It was sweaty and damp
And brilliantly lit with a brimstone lamp
An imp for fuel was shovelin' bones
While a furnace rang with a thousand groans

The boiler was filled with lager beer
The devil himself was the engineer
The passengers were most a motley crew
Some were foreigners, and others he knew
Rich men in broadcloth, beggars in rags
Handsome young ladies and wicked old hags

As the train rushed on at a terrible pace
Sulfuric fumes scorched there hands and face
Wider and wider the country grew
Faster and faster the engine flew
Louder and louder the thunder crashed
Brighter and brighter the lightnin' flashed
Hotter and hotter the air became
Til the clothes were burnin' with each quivering flame
Then out of the distance there came a yell
"Ha ha," said the devil, "We're nearin' hell!"
Oh, how the passengers, stricken with pain
Begged old Satan to stop that train

The stranger awoke with an anguished cry
His clothes wet with sweat and his hair standin' high
He fell to his knees on the barroom floor
And prayed and prayed like never before

And the prayers and vows were not in vain
For he never rode that hellbound train
Ha ha ha ha ha
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The Usual - George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Pretty much a synopsis of my first marriage, 17 years worth


Lyrics:

I'm trippin over dumb drunks at a party
My girlfriend just ran off with the DJ
I gave her everything, but she refused it
It don't matter, she don't know how to use it
My confidence is dwindling
Look at the shape I'm in
Where's the girls, where's the wine?
I ain't thirsty, but I'm standing in line
I'll have the usual
I'll have the usual

Fifty silhouettes tumblin' on the dance floor
Pink elephants fallin' through a trap door
Sixty cigarettes a day 'cause I'm nervous
When will that chick serve us?
I used to be a good boy, livin' the good life
But fifty thousand kisses later she was a housewife
She was good, I was unkind
I ain't thirsty, but I'm standin' in line
I'll have the usual

Big Jim says the second comin's comin'
I think he's seein' double or something
Or something
You can hang around waiting for the also rans
I can't win, but I've seen enough, man
I got a drink tab
A fifth of whisky keeps the doctor away
A little more and it's judgment day
I had a future, but she just passed out
I'm gonna drink 'til I seek
What it is I'm always thinkin' bout
I'll have the usual
I'll have the usual
On the rocks
With a twist
Whadya gotta do to get a drink around here?
I'll buy!

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I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water - George Thorogood and the Destroyers


Lyrics:

I was born in Macon, Georgia
They kept my Daddy in the Macon jail
He said, Son, if you keep your hands clean, uh huh
You wont hear those bloodhounds on your trail

I fell in with bad companions
I robbed a man up in Tennessee
And I got caught way up in Nashville, uh huh now
And they locked me up and threw away the key

I washed my hands in muddy water
I washed my hands, but they didnt come clean
I tried to do like my daddy told me, now
I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream

I asked the jailer, said Whens my time up?
He said Son, you know we wont forget
And if you try and just keep your hands clean, uh huh
Why we may just make a good man of you yet

But I didnt wait to get my time in
I broke down, broke out the Nashville jail
I just crossed Atlanta, Georgia, oh now
And I can hear those bloodhounds on my trail

I washed my hands in muddy water
I washed my hands, but they didnt come clean
I tried to do like my daddy told me, now
I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream
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Night Time - George Thorogood and the Destroyers


Well I get up in the morning,
kick the covers from my bed
The sunlight in my eyes,
playin' tricks on my head
I work like a dog,
on the job every day
Tryin' to make some money,
so I can go and play

In the night time,
oh, that's the right time
I say the night time,
that's the right time
I wanna be with you,
in the night time

Well I come home from work,
you know I'm tired of the beat
I try to make some supper,
get myself something to eat
I jump in the shower,
wash the world off my back
I'm gonna get you baby,
that's a natural fact

In the night time,
oh, that's the right time
I say the night time,
that's the right time
I wanna be with you,
in the night time

Ah, come here baby,
got your radio turned down too low
Turn it up so you can hear what I'm saying baby,
now you got me turned on baby

Well eight hundred million people,
with nothing to say
They run around in circles,
they just living the day
Stick with me baby,
I'll show you how to fly
We'll make some pretty music,
watch the world go by

In the night time,
oh, that's the right time
I say the night time,
that's the right time
I wanna be with you,
in the night time
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One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - George Thorogood and the Destroyers


Lyrics:

Wanna tell you a story,
About the house-man blues
I come home one Friday,
Had to tell the landlady I done lost my job
She said that don't confront me,
Long as I get my money next Friday
Now next Friday come I didn't get the rent,
And out the door I went

So I goes to the landlady,
I said, "You let me slide?"
I'll have the rent for you tomorrow
Or the next day I don't know
So said let me slide it on you know people,
I notice when I come home in the evening
She ain't got nothing nice to say to me,
But for five year she was so nice
Lord she was lovey-dovey,
I come home one particular evening
The landlady said, "You got the rent money yet?",
I said, "No, can't find no job,
Therefore I ain't got no money to pay the rent"
She said "I don't believe you're tryin' to find no job"
Said "I seen you today you was standin' on a corner,
Leaning up against a post"
I said "But I'm tired, I've been walkin' all day"
She said "That don't confront me,
Long as I get my money next Friday"
Now next Friday come I didn't have the rent,
And out the door I went

So I go down the streets,
Down to my good friend's house
I said "Look man I'm outdoors you know,
Can I stay with you maybe a couple days?"
He said "Uh, let me go and ask my wife"
He come out of the house,
I could see it in his face
I know that was no
He said "I don't know man, ah she kinda funny, you know"
I said "I know, everybody funny, now you funny too"
So I go back home
I tell the landlady I got a job, I'm gonna pay the rent
She said "Yeah?" I said "Oh yeah"
And then she was so nice,
Lord, she was lovey-dovey
So I go in my room, pack up my things and I go,
I slip on out the back door and down the streets I go
She a-howlin' about the front rent, she'll be lucky to get any back rent,
She ain't gonna get none of it
So I stop in the local bar you know people,
I go to the bar, I ring my coat, I call the bartender
Said "Look man, come down here", he got down there
So what you want?

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
Well I ain't seen my baby since I don't know when,
I've been drinking bourbon, whiskey, scotch and gin
Gonna get high man, I'm gonna get loose,
Need me a triple shot of that juice
Gonna get drunk, don't you have no fear
I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer

But I'm sitting now at the bar,
I'm getting drunk, I'm feelin' mellow
I'm drinkin' bourbon, I'm drinkin' scotch, I'm drinkin' beer
Looked down the bar, here come the bartender
I said "Look man, come down here"
So what you want?

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
No, I ain't seen my baby since the night before last,
Gotta get a drink man, I'm gonna get gassed
Gonna get high man, I ain't had enough,
Need me a triple shot of that stuff
Gonna get drunk, won't you listen right here,
I want one bourbon, one shot and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer

Now by this time I'm plenty high,
You know when your mouth a-getting dry you're plenty high
Looked down the bar I say to my bartender
I said "Look man, come down here", he got down there
So what you want this time?
I said "Look man, a-what time is it?"
He said "The clock on the wall say three o'clock.
Last call for alcohol, so what you need?"

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
No, I ain't seen my baby since a nigh' on a week,
Gotta get drunk man, so I can't even speak
Gonna get high man, listen to me,
One drink ain't enough Jack, you better make it three
I wanna get drunk, I'm gonna make it real clear,
I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
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Nobody But Me - George Thorogood and the Destroyers


Lyrics:

No no no no no no no no no no
No no no no no no no no no no no
No no no no no no no no no no

Nobody can do the (shimmy) like I do
Nobody can do the (shake) like I do
Nobody can do the (boogaloo) like I do
Nobody can do the (Philly) like I do
Well, I wanna stay? I do, ain't nobody do it but me
(Nobody but me)
And I wanna Philly I do ain't nobody do it but me, babe
(Nobody but me)
Let me tell ya nobody, nobody but me
Let me tell ya nobody (nobody)
Nobody (nobody)
Nobody (nobody)
Nobody (nobody)
Nobody (nobody)
Nobody but me babe

No no no no no no no no no no
No no no no no no no no no no
No no no no no no no no no no

Nobody can do the (pretzel) like I do
Nobody can do the (smoke?) like I do
Nobody can do the (pogo) like I do
Nobody can do the (swat?) like I do
Whoa, nobody (nobody)
Nobody (nobody)
Nobody (nobody)
Nobody (nobody)
Nobody (nobody)
Nobody (nobody)
Nobody but me babe

Nobody, nobody, nobody
Nobody, nobody, nobody
Nobody, nobody, nobody
Nobody but me babe
Yeah
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My first marriage in a nutshell


Lyrics:

That big eight wheeler a rollin' down the track
Means your true lovin' daddy ain't comin' back
'Cause I'm movin' on, I'll soon be gone
You were flyin' too high for my little old sky
So I'm movin' on

That big loud whistle as it blew and blew
Said hello to the Southland, we're comin' to you
And we're movin' on, oh hear my song
You had the laugh on me, so I've set you free
And I'm movin' on

Mister Fireman, won't you please listen to me?
'Cause I got a pretty mama in Tennessee
Keep movin' me on, keep rollin' on
So shovel the coal, let this rattle a roll
And keep movin' me on

Mister Engineer take that throttle in hand
This rattler's the fastest in the southern land
To keep movin' me on, keep rollin' on
You're gonna ease my mind, put me there on time
And keep rollin' on

I warned you baby from time to time
But you just wouldn't listen or pay me no mind
Now I'm movin' on, I'm rollin' on
You have broken your vow and it's all over now
So I'm movin' on

You switched your engine now I ain't got time
For a triflin' woman on my main line
'Cause I'm movin' on, you done your daddy wrong
I've warned you twice, now you can settle the price
'Cause I'm movin' on

But someday baby when you've had your play
You're gonna want your daddy but your daddy will say
Keep movin' on, you stayed away too long
I'm through with you, too bad you're blue
Keep movin' on
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Smokestack Lightning - George Thorogood and the Destroyers


Lyrics:

Smokestack lightning
Shinin' just like old
When all you hear me crying'
Woo-ooo
Woo-ooo
Woo-ooo

Tell me baby
Where did you stay last night
When all you hear me crying
Woo-ooo
Woo-ooo

Yeah, stop your train
Let a poor boy ride
When all you hear me crying
Woo-ooo

Smokestack lightning
Shinin' just like old
When all you hear me cryin'
Woo-ooo
Woo-ooo

Well, tell me baby
Who been here since I been gone
Little baby boy
Woo-ooo
Yes I got to cause I'm from underground baby
Woo-ooo
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Who Do You Love - George Thorogood and the Destroyers


Lyrics:

I walked forty-seven miles of barbed wire, I got a cobra snake for a necktie
A brand new house on the road side, and it's a-made out of rattlesnake hide
Got a band new chimney put on top, and it's a-made out of human skull
Come on take a little walk with me baby, and tell me who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

Around the town I use a rattlesnake whip, take it easy baby don't you give me no lip
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

I've got a tombstone hand and a graveyard mind, I'm just twenty-two and I don't mind dying
Who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

Now Arlene took a-me by my hand, she said "Lonesome George you don't understand,
who do you love?"
The night were dark and the sky were blue, down the alleyway a house wagon flew
Hit a bump and somebody screamed, you should've heard what I'd seen
Who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

Yeah, I've got a tombstone hand in a graveyard mine, just twenty-two baby I don't mind dying
Snake skin shoes baby put them on your feet, got the goodtime music and the Bo Diddley beat
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

I walked forty-seven miles of barbed wire, I got a cobra snake for a necktie
A brand new house on the road side, and it's made out of rattlesnake hide
Got a band new chimney put on top, and it's made out of human skull
Come on take a little walk with me child, tell me who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?
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Crawling King Snake - George Thorogood and the Destroyers


Lyrics:

Well, I'm the crawlin' king snake
And I rule my den
I'm the crawlin' king snake
And I rule my den
Yeah, don't mess 'round with my mate
Gonna use her for myself

Caught me crawlin', baby, window
Grass is very high
Keep on crawlin' till the day I die
Crawlin' king snake and I rule my den
You better give me what I want
Gonna crawl no more

Caught me crawlin', baby, crawlin' 'round your door
See anything I want
I'm gonna crawl on your floor, let's crawl
And I rule my den
Come on, give me what I want
Ain't gonna crawl no more

Alright, crawl a while

Come on crawl
Come on crawl
You don't ?? on your hands and knees, baby
Crawl all over me
Just like a spider on the wall, oh
We gon' crawl, one more

Well I'm the crawlin' king snake
And I rule my den
Call me the crawlin' king snake
And I rule my den
Yeah, don't mess 'round with my mate
Gonna use her for myself
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Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood & the Destroyers


Lyrics:

On the day I was born
The nurses all gathered 'round
And they gazed in wide wonder
At the joy they had found
The head nurse spoke up
Said "leave this one alone"
She could tell right away
That I was bad to the bone

Bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

I broke a thousand hearts
Before I met you
I'll break a thousand more, baby
Before I am through
I wanna be yours pretty baby
Yours and yours alone
I'm here to tell ya honey
That I'm bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

I make a rich woman beg
I'll make a good woman steal
I'll make an old woman blush
And make a young girl squeal
I wanna be yours pretty baby
Yours and yours alone
I'm here to tell ya honey
That I'm bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

And when I walk the streets
Kings and Queens step aside
Every woman I meet
They all stay satisfied
I wanna tell ya pretty baby
Well Ya see I make my own
I'm here to tell ya honey
That I'm bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone
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Gear Jammer - George Thorogood and the Destroyers


Running my rig around ninety-five,
Rockin' and rollin' in overdrive
My heart's beating like a jackhammer,
It's the midnight ride for the gear jammer

Nine long days through twenty-three states,
I gotta see my baby soon you know I just can't wait
The police catch me I'll end up in the slammer,
'Cause the law don't want no gear jammer

Running my rig in a mighty high gear,
I don't care where I go just long as it ain't here
Something gets in my way you know I'm gonna ram it,
Nobody fools around with this gear jammer

Running my rig about ninety-five,
I'm a-rockin' and a-rollin' in overdrive
My heart's beating like a jackhammer,
Don't you get in the way of this gear jammer
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In order of preference, my favorite "Thorogood" songs/videos. Thorogood and the Destroyers are another of the musical groups that, if you were to ask, would define me. I relate to George and his music the most, his lyrics tell my story.

Some of the Destroyers best songs (in my opinion) are not on YouTube so I have a selection of what does appear.

Each song has the video included with the list for your convenience. I encourage anyone not familiar with Thorogood to watch a few. If you would like to vote for the video (I wouldn't mind the points, especially since some of our more elitist members consider me a points whore) you can follow the song link back to the actual page and vote the video there. :D

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Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 16 18:05
To each his own. His style of blues suits me and I love seeing him in concert (seen him at least a dozen times over the years).
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 16 19:38
How can you call his work forgetable? Not original maybe, since he seemed to always do covers of Country, Blues, and R&B classics, but definetly not forgettable.
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 16 20:49
:D
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 17 3:05
he's a legend and his albums Bad To The Bones (1982) and his 1st album (1977) are some of the best blues country rock albums. Ice mentioned some great ones on his list but there's a lot of others like I Drink Alone, Blue Highway, Back To Wentzville,Madison Blues and some other great covers like Move It On Over & Reelin' And Rockin'. : )
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Jan 17 11:04
True brother, there are so many I listed only my favorites and even then I went 13 deep. I should throw in a few more though, just to cover all the bases.

:D
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Mar 25 15:04
Great list, my favorite George Thorgood songs other than Bad To The Bone, and I Drink Alone, are Get A Haircut and One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.

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