Along Came Jones
The Coaster Lyrics


I plopped down in my easy chair and turned on Channel 2
A bad gunslinger called Salty Sam
Was chasin' poor Sweet Sue
He trapped her in the old sawmill
And said with an evil laugh
"If you don't give me the deed to your ranch I'll saw you all in half!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He turned on the bandsaw (and then, and then!)
And then along came Jones
Tall, thin Jones
Slow-walkin' Jones
Slow-talkin' Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones

Commercial came on, so I got up
To get myself a snack
You should've seen what was goin' on
By the time that I got back
Down in the old abandoned mine
Sweet Sue was havin' fits
That villain said give me the deed to your ranch or I'll blow you all to bits!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He lit the fuse to the dynamite (and then, and then!)

And then along came Jones
Tall, thin Jones
Slow-walkin' Jones
Slow-talkin' Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones

I got so bugged I turned it off
And turned on another show
But there was the same old shoot-'em-up
And the same old rodeo
Salty Sam was tryin' to stuff
Sweet Sue in a burlap sack
He said, "if you don't give me the deed to your ranch
I'm gonna throw you on the railroad tracks!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
A train started comin' (and then, and then!)

And then along came Jones
Tall, thin Jones
Slow-walkin' Jones
Slow-talkin' Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones

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Written by: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Ken Valen

I flopped down in my easy chair and turned on channel 2
A bad gunslinger called Salty Sam was a-chasin' poor sweet Sue
He trapped her in the old sawmill and said with an evil laugh
"If you don't give me the deed to your ranch, I'll saw you all in half"

And then he grabbed her (And then?)
He tied her up (And then?)
He turned on the buzz saw (And then? And then?)

Ack-ack
And then along came Jones
Tall, thin Jones
Slow-walkin' Jones
Slow-talkin' Jones
Along came lonely, lanky Jones

Commercial came on, so I got up to get myself a snack
You should've seen what was going on by the time that I got back
Down in the old abandoned mine, sweet Sue was a-havin' fits
That villain said, "Give me the deed to your ranch or I'll blow you all to bits"

And then he grabbed her (And then?)
He tied her up (And then?)
He lit the fuse to the dynamite (And then? And then?)

Ack-ack
And then along came Jones
Tall, thin Jones
Slow-walkin' Jones
Slow-talkin' Jones
Along came lonely, lanky Jones

I got so bugged, I turned it off and turned on another show
But there was the same old shoot-'em-up and the same old rodeo
Salty Sam was a-tryin' to stuff Sweet Sue in a burlap sack
He said, "If you don't give me the deed to your ranch, I'm gonna throw you on the railroad track"

And then he grabbed her (And then?)
He tied her up (And then?)
He threw her on the railroad track (And then?)
A train started coming (And then? And then?)

Ack-ack
And then along came Jones
Tall, thin Jones
Slow-walkin' Jones
Slow-talkin' Jones
Along came lonely, lanky Jones
Along came lonely, lanky Jones



All comments from YouTube:

Jodi Thorne

My dad used to play this for me when I was a kid. He passed away a year and a half ago. I loved it then and still love it now.

Debby Salemi

My daddy ❤too

Michael

My mom used to always sing it to us as kids

Cole Eandro

God bless your father’s soul

Michael ONeale

Just lost my ol man a few weeks ago. Here for the same reason. We both got a kick outta this song.

Pamelq Taylor

My condolences, my father always joked about this song to the point I cant hear this song without thinking about him. THAT CHORUS was the butt of jokes in my house for years!

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Joe H

I absolutely LOVE THIS. Loved it when I was 17. I'm now 61. Still rocks.

Fred Barnett

My father was the lawyer for The Coasters back in the late 50s along with the Harlem Globetrotters. A white guy, himself, he managed black entertainers. The Coasters gave our family numerous signed 45 records. They were so damned nice and so damned good! And we watched a lot of basketball.

Catherine Brunner

My last name was Jones until I was 31 years old. I can't tell you how many times people sang this song to me.

Morgan Hull

&Cute!!*

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