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ZZ Top Mexican Blackbird Lyrics

Last updated: 01/05/2010 10:00:00 AM

NOTE: There are two versions of this song where the last line in the last verse is different. Apparently this was done when they released the remasters on CD. Both the original and remastered lines are noted.

If you're down in Acuna and you ain't up to being alone
Don't spend all your money on just any honey that's grown.
Go find the Mexican blackbird and send all your troubles back home.

They all call her her "puta" 'cause no one really knows her name.
She works the cantina, dancin' and a-lovin's her trade.
Her mama was Mez'can and her daddy was the ace of spades.

Oh, let's drive that old Chrysler down to Mexico, boy.
Said, keep your hands on the wheel there.
Oh, it sure is fine, ain't it?
Now, ya got it! Hand me another one of them brews from back there.
Oh, this is gonna be so good.

Mm, she's hot as a pepper but smooth as a Mexican brew.
So head for the border and put in an order or two.
(Original version):
The Mexican Blackbird will be there waiting for you
(Remastered version):
The wings of the Blackbird will spread like an eagle for you.

Oh, one more time,
Can you roll me another Bull Durham, please?
Can't you do it with one hand, boy?

- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard

Thanks to davidlougy for submitting Mexican Blackbird Lyrics.



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