Ebenezer

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

Look at Ebenezer
Caught without the brass to pay his fine
Won't you pass the tweezer
Believe that I got something in my eye

Standing at the grinder
Every weekday shop from twelve to nine
Things can't get much harder
And then again I guess they must be fine

Chucka chucka chucka
Chucka chucka chucka, Louise
Look at Ebenezer
Come on over, have a look and see

Way down in the water
Maybe way up in the air
Look at Ebenezer
Baby, do pull up a chair

Look at all them nuts and bolts
[Waltzing like a tiger] on the moon
Sealing up the bedroom
Nothing left to say, but see you soon

You ask how much I love you
I guess I'm gonna have to demonstrate
Or take the Fifth Amendment
And then again, I guess it's much too late

Chucka chucka chucka
Chucka chucka chucka, Louise
Look at Ebenezer
Come on over, have a look and see

Way down in the water
Maybe way up in the air
Look at Ebenezer
Baby, do pull up a chair

Creeping round to midnight
It must be time to come on up and play
Face the living daylights
Flow on through the window [cup your hair]

Someone's in the kitchen
With a razor cutting radishes to shreds (note 1)
I'm leaving in the morning
Before they get ideas in their head

Chucka chucka chucka
Chucka chucka chucka, Louise
Look at Ebenezer
Come on over, have a look and see

Way down in the water
Baby, way up in the air
Look at Ebenezer
Baby, do pull up a chair

Chucka chucka chucka
Chucka chucka chucka
Chucka chucka chucka chucka chucka chucka chucka chucka chucka chucka chucka Louise
Notes
(1) thanks to David Hines for help deciphering this line

Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2013 Black Roses Jim Laudersale

 


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