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Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)

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If you like your apples sweet
And your streets are not concrete
You’ll be in your bed by nine every night

Take your hand spanked corn fed gal
And your best friend’s four-eyed pal
To a treat right down the street
That’s dynamite

Let your conscience be your guide
If you put your foot inside
You’ll wish you’d left
Your well enough alone

When you got hell to pay
Put the truth on layaway
And blame it on that old crazy bone

Crazy Bone (Crazy Bone)
Crazy Bone (Crazy Bone)
Well, you wished you’d left
Your well enough alone
When you got hell to pay
Put the truth on layaway
And blame it on that old
Crazy Bone

Don’t be stuck up in Alaska
When you should be in Nebraska
On a Thursday when it’s
Egg and Daughter Nite

When the farmers come to town
And they spread them eggs around
And they drop their daughters down
At the roller rink

Well you’re probably standing there
With your slick backed
Brylcreem hair your Luckies
And your Daddy’s fine toothed comb

If they knew what you was thinkin’
They’d a run you
Out of Lincoln
Just blame it on that old
Crazy Bone

Crazy Bone (Crazy Bone)
Crazy Bone (Crazy Bone)
You must have left your
Wisdom tooth at home
If they knew what you was thinkin’
They’d a run you out of Lincoln
Just blame it on that old
Crazy Bone

Here comes that Crazy Bone

When your Grandkids all are grown
And they put you in a home
And eternity is approaching fast

Yeah, you’re half out of your head
And you probably pissed the bed
And you can’t see a thing
To save your ass

When far across the prairie
In the local cemetery
They already got your name carved out in stone

When all them nurses say
Grandpa, Why you walk that way?
Just blame it on that old Crazy Bone
Yeah, blame it on that old...

Crazy Bone (Crazy Bone)
Crazy Bone (Crazy Bone)
And everybody in that Old Folks Home
If they knew what you were thinkin’
They’d a run you outta Lincoln
Just blame it on that old
Crazy Bone
And everybody in that Old Folks Home
Yeah, blame it on that old
Crazy Bone

credits

from The Tree of Forgiveness, released April 13, 2018
John Prine: acoustic guitar and lead vocals
Pat McLaughlin: background vocals
Dave Jacques: bass
Ken Blevins: drums
Dave Cobb: claps
Mike Webb: B3 and piano

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A two-time Grammy-winner, John Prine is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Almost 50 years into a remarkable career that has drawn praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen & others. He is a 2019 Rock & Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and a PEN New England Lyrics Award. ... more

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