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Big Black Mariah
Tom Waits Lyrics


Well, cutting through the cane break, rattling the sill
Thunder that the rain makes when the shadow tops the hill
Big light on the back street, hill to ever more
Packing down the ladder with the hammer to the floor
Here come the Big Black Mariah, here come the Big Black Mariah
Here come the Big Black Mariah, I seen the big black Ford

Well, he's all boxed up on a red belle dame
Hunted Black Johnny with a blind man's cane
A yellow bullet with a rag out in the wind
An old blind tiger, got an old bell Jim
Here come the Big Black Mariah, here come the Big Black Mariah
Here come the Big Black Mariah, here come the big black Ford

Sent to the skies on a Benny Jag Blue
Off to bed without his supper like a Linda bride do
He got to do the story with the old widow Jones
Got a wooden coat, this boy is never coming home
Here come the Big Black Mariah, here come the Big Black Mariah
Here come the Big Black Mariah, I seen that big black Ford
Cut through the canebrake, oh yeah

Well, he's all boxed up on a red belle dame
Flat Blue Johnny with a blind man's cane
A hundred yellow bullets shook a rag out in the wind
An old blind tiger, on a bell you win
Here come the Big Black Mariah, here come the Big Black Mariah
Here come the Big Black Mariah, here come the big black Ford

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: THOMAS ALAN WAITS

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jakeenan

Great song. Keith Richard's rhythm guitar is a real Capper to the Swing.

Julian Warmington

Yeah!
- But, where's the rest of the song! It was just getting started when it cuts to fade out already! I want the guitar solo and the ongoing groove!

LeedleDuck

The snare on this song is insane

Laci

I bought Rain Dogs when I was in my early 30s. I only now, in my late 40s, understand. Kudos my friend.

Josh Mills

keith richards on the guitar. tickling my inner hiddens :)

John LaStrada

If the Rolling Stones go out of business, close up shop, Keith Richards won't be out of work.

Micheal Thompson

For some reason , when Tom Waits is mentioned...I think about his Missing You song ...because when my family got Cable in 1982...yes I am kind of old...that video was in heavy rotation at the time!

Uriah Heep

@mags6265 Boy I'll say! That WAS funny!

mags6265

That was John Waite totally different vibe.

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