Sweet Gene Vicent

Blue Gene baby
Skinny white sailor, the chances were slender,
the beauties were brief
Shall I mourn your decline with some Thunderbird
wine and a black handkerchief?

I miss your sad Virginia whisper,
I miss the voice that called my heart
Sweet Gene Vincent
Young and old and gone
Sweet Gene Vincent

Who, who, who slapped John?
White face, black shirt
White socks, black shoes
Black hair, white strat
Bled white, died black
Sweet Gene Vincent

Let the blue caps roll tonight
At the Sock Hop Ball in the Union Hall
Where the bop is their delight
Here come duck-tail Danny dragging uncanny Annie,
she's the one with the flying feet
You can break the peace,

daddy sickle grease because the beat is reet complete
And the jump-back honey in the dungarees,
tight sweater and a pony-tail
Will you guess her age when she comes back-stage,
he hoodlums bite their nails

Black gloves, white frost
Black crÍpe, white lead
White sheet, black knight
Jet black, dead white
Sweet Gene Vincent
There's one in every town

And the devil drives till the hearse arrives
And you lay the pistol down
Sweet Gene Vincent
With nowhere left to hide
With lazy skin and ash-tray eyes

And perforated pride
So farewell, mademoiselle knicker-bocker hotel
Goodbye to money owed
When your leg still hurts and you need more shirts
But you got to get back on the road