Henry

Lyrics: John Dawson
Music: John Dawson

Every year along about this time it all goes dry
Nothing round for love or money that'll get you high
Henry got pissed off and said he�d run to Mexico
See if he could come back holdin' twenty keys of gold

Now the road to Acapulco is very hard indeed
And it isn't any better if you haven't any weed
Henry's drivin' hard and straight on twisty mountain roads
Fifty people waitin' back at home for Henry's load

Chorus
Now he's rolling down the mountain goin' fast, fast, fast
And if he blows it this one's going to be his last
Run to Acapulco to turn the golden keys
Henry keeps the brakes on for this corner if you please

Henry got to Mexico and he turned his truck around
He's talkin' to the man who has it growin' from the ground
Henry tasted, he got wasted, couldn't even see
How he's going to drive like that is not clear to me

[chorus]

Sunday afternoon, Tijuana is a lovely town
Bullfights bring the tourists and their money flowing down
The border guards are much too busy there at five o'clock
Henry's truckin' right on through, he hardly even stopped

[chorus]
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
      1969 Before Time Began
      Jul 1971 Fillmore: The Last Days
      1971 New Riders Of The Purple Sage
      5 Dec 1972 Boston, MA
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY
      4 Apr 1973 Worcester, MA
      1974 Home, Home On The Road (note 1)
      1975 Live On Stage
     13 Jun 1975 Armadillo World HQ
     31 Dec 1977 Winterland, San Francisco
      1982 Live (1982)
      1994 Live In Japan
     29/30 Jul 2006 Live At Turkey Trot
 
Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1976 Middle Spunk Creek Boys Middle Spunk Creek Boys
     1997 Funny Songs Reefer Man
     1998 Live At The Oasis Rollin' In The Hay
     2001 All In A Mouse's Night Doormouse
Notes
(1) also on the compilation Setlist: The Very Best Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage Live