Tracks

01. Tom Dooley
02. The Geins
03. In The Mountains
04. The Cat Came Back
05. Found A Peanut



01. Tom Dooley

Throughout history, there's been many songs written about different killers. This one is the story of a sheriff Grayson, a beautiful young woman, and a condemned man named Tom Dooley... Tomorrow morning at sunrise, Tom Dooley... must hang...

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley,
Hang down your head and cry;
Hang down your head, Tom Dooley,
Poor boy, you're bound to die.

I met her on the mountain,
There I took her life;
I killed her on the mountain,
Stabbed her with my knife.

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley,
Hang down your head and cry;
Hang down your head, Tom Dooley,
Poor boy, you're bound to die.

This time tomorrow,
They'll be hanging me;
If it wasn't for sheriff Grayson,
I'd been in Tennessee.

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley,
Hang down your head and cry;
Hang down your head, Tom Dooley,
Poor boy, you're bound to die.

This time tomorrow,
Reckon where I'll be;
Down in some lonesome valley,
Hangin' from a white oak tree.

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley,
Hang down your head and cry;
Hang down your head, Tom Dooley,
Poor boy, you're bound to die.

Poor boy, you're bound to die...


02. The Geins

A long time ago in Wisconsin
There was four in the family, whose name was the Geins
They were shunning the city with the birth of their two born
The Mother just hated all of the boozing whores

There'll be Gein wear that's made of embalmed ladies
A heart in a frying pan and lips on a string
Some scraps and fats and skeletons and sure as you're born
The ugliest of all was the oozing corpse

Now Mom's seen some sinning and it gave her pain
She said in fact, I'm going to make it change
She said hey Father know what, I'll tell you what to do
To Plainfield we're going to move

Ed gets some of the Gein wear that's made of embalmed ladies
A head in a burlap sack and lips on a string
Some scraps and fats and skeletons and sure as you're born
The ugliest of all was the oozing corpse

Then no one was there with Ed all alone
He was digging up graves in the dark, just as his brain started going
He bought books on cannibals and sex changes too
And he called out, as he read through

Hey Mom, I got your Gein wear that's made of embalmed ladies
A heart in a frying pan and lips on a string
Mother cried loath the whores in Ed's brain was soaring
And he just would make things from an old woman's corpse

When no one was out Ed was robbing graves
Taking home the bodies, playing silly games
Sticking and slashing when his brain was soar
All those willing gruesome whores

They'll be Gein wear that's made of embalmed ladies
A head in a burlap sack and lips on a string
Some scraps and fats and skeletons and sure as you're born
The ugliest of all was the oozing corpse

Corpse art sort of soothing, but drifting with the time
Two women looked much like his Mom so they died
The authorities came around and escorted him away
And that's why he'd never see another corpse to this very day

You'll see Gein wear that's made of embalmed ladies
A heart in a frying pan and lips on a string
Some scraps and fats and skeletons and sure as you're born
The ugliest of all was the oozing corpse


03. In The Mountains

Alfred Packer went into the mountains
with his mining team

They were looking for gold in the mountains
to be rich and happy

They were lost while it snowed in the mountains
then met an Indian chief

The chief said there's death in the mountains
go back or death you'll meet

Alfred said there's gold in the mountains
convinced his mining team

They were starving walking in the mountains
with little food to eat

In a trapper's hut high in the mountains
their last meal they would eat

When the men fell asleep in the mountains
Alfred killed his mining team

Alfred searched the men in the mountains
and took all their money

Alfred sat and stared in the mountains
at his dead mining team

He cut up the men in the mountains
for some food to eat

Found a town walking back from the mountains
and went to take a peek

Left the meat in the snow in the mountains
then off to town was he

Went to jail for his deeds in the mountains
and was finally released


04. The Cat Came Back

Now old Mr. Johnson had troubles of his own
Had a yellow cat that wouldn't leave his home
He tried and he tried to give that cat away
Gave it to a man going far away

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, just wouldn't stay away

Now the man around the corner swore he'd kill the cat on sight
He loaded up his shotgun with nails and dynamite
He waited and he waited, for the cat to come around
Ninety seven pieces of the man is all they found

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, just wouldn't stay away

Gave it to a little boy with a dollar note
Told him for to take it up the river in a boat
They tied a rope around its neck, it must have weighed a pound
Now they dragged the river for the little boy that's drowned

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, just wouldn't stay away

Gave it to a man going up in a balloon
Told him for to take it to the man on the moon
The balloon came down about ninety miles away
Where he is now, well I dare not say

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, just wouldn't stay away

They gave it to a man going way out west
Told him for to take it to the one he loved the best
First the train hit the curve, then it jumped the rail
Not a soul was left behind, to tell the gruesome tale

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, just wouldn't stay away away away away

Away across the ocean they could send the cat at last
Vessel out alone today, taking water fast
People all began to pray, the boat began to toss
A great big gust of wind came by and every soul was lost

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back they thought he was a goner
But the cat came back, just wouldn't stay away

On a telegraph wire sparrows sitting in a bunch
The cat was feeling hungry, thought she'd take them for a lunch
Climbed softly up the pole, and when she reached the top
Put her foot on the electric wire, which tied her in a knot

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back they thought she was a goner
But the cat came back, just wouldn't stay away

Now the cat was a possessor of a family of her own
Seven little kittens 'til there came a cyclone
Blew the house all apart, tossed the cats around
The air was full of kittens and not a one was found

But the cat came back the very next day
The cat came back they thought she was a goner
But the cat came back, just wouldn't stay away away away away
Just wouldn't stay away


05. Found A Peanut

Found a peanut found a peanut found a peanut just now
I just now found a peanut, found a peanut just now

Cracked it open cracked it open cracked it open just now
I just now cracked it open, cracked it open just now

It was rotten it was rotten it was rotten just now
It just now was rotten, it was rotten just now

Ate it anyhow ate it anyhow ate it anyhow just now
I just now ate it anyhow, ate it anyhow just now

Got sick got sick got sick just now
I just now got sick, got sick just now

Then I died then I died then I died just now
I just now up and died, I died just now

Went to heaven went to heaven went to heaven just now
I just now went to heaven, went to heaven just now

Found the gates locked found the gates locked found the gates locked just now
I just now found the gates locked, found the gates locked just now

Went the other place went the other place went the other place just now
I just now went the other place, went the other place just now

Down there down there down there, just now
Just now down there, down there just now