Rocky Raccoon (Take 8)
Author: Paul McCartney; Lead vocal: Paul McCartney

(take 8)
[He was a fool unto himself.

Rocky Raccoon.
Now Rocky Raccoon,
he was a fool unto himself and he would not swallow his foolish pride.
Mind you, he came from a little town in Minnesota.
It's not the kind of thing a young guy did
when a fellow stole his chick away from him.]
Now Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Rocky had come equipped with a gun
To shoot off the legs of his rival
His rival it seems had broken his dreams
By stealing the girl of his fancy
Her name was Magil and she called herself Lil
But everyone knew her as Nancy
Now she and her man who called himself Dan
Were in the next room at the hoe down
And Rocky burst in and grinning a grin
He said Danny boy this is a showdown
But Daniel was hot-he drew first and shot
And Rocky collapsed in the corner

Nah da da da...

The doctor walked in sminking of gin [Sminking?]
And proceeded to lie on the table
He's really sminking of gin
And he did it in the end [Poor doc.]

Meantime back on the table, yeah

The doctor said, "Rock, you met your match, son"
Rocky said, "it's only a scratch, son
I'll be better soon"
"You better be, better soon," said the doc
Come on son, gotta get hip
Gotta get up
Gotta get back to your gun
Gotta go back soon, Danny Boy

Now Rocky Raccoon he fell back in his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt
To help with good Rocky's revival

Da da da da...
That's the story of the Rocky Raccoon


Recorded: August 15, 1968 at Abbey Road, London, England

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