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Lyr Req/ADD: Along Came Jones (Leiber & Stoller)

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Roger in Baltimore 20 Jun 98 - 08:22 AM
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Subject: Along came Jones
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 20 Jun 98 - 08:22 AM

This is transferred from old thread "Trying to find this song."

Someone is looking for that old folk song by "The Coasters" called with the following chorus:

And then along came Jones, Tall thin Jones. Slow walkin' Jones, Slow talkin' Jones, Along came longly, lanky Jones.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Along came Jones
From: Earl
Date: 20 Jun 98 - 09:27 AM

It was written by Leiber and Stoller. Not folk but a fun song. If nothing turns up by next week I think I can find the lyrics.


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Subject: Lyr Add: ALONG CAME JONES (from The Coasters)
From: JVZ
Date: 20 Jun 98 - 05:12 PM

Yes, Earl, It's a fun old song. Whenever I want the lyrics to one of those old hits I go to: www.summer.com.br/.../top40/index.html

Anyway, here's the song.

ALONG CAME JONES
The Coasters

I plopped down in my easy chair and turned on Channel 2.
A bad gunslinger called Salty Sam was chasin' poor Sweet Sue.
He trapped her in the old sawmill and said with an evil laugh,
"If you don't give me the deed to your ranch, I'll saw you all in half!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He turned on the bandsaw (and then, and then...!)

CHORUS: And then along came Jones
Tall thin Jones
Slow-walkin' Jones
Slow-talkin' Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones.

Commercial came on, so I got up to get myself a snack.
You should've seen what was goin' on by the time that I got back.
Down in the old abandoned mine, Sweet Sue was havin' fits.
That villain said, "Give me the deed to your ranch or I'll blow you all to bits!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He lit the fuse to the dynamite (and then, and then...!) CHORUS

I got so bugged I turned it off and turned on another show.
But there was the same old shoot-'em-up and the same old rodeo.
Salty Sam was tryin' to stuff Sweet Sue in a burlap sack.
He said, "If you don't give me the deed to your ranch, I'm gonna throw you on the railroad tracks!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He threw her on the railroad tracks (and then)
A train started comin' (and then, and then...!)

(chorus)


There it is Roger!


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Subject: RE: Along came Jones
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jun 98 - 06:11 PM

I've been looking for that song for a long time, JVZ. Thanks for posting it. I've always contended it was "Along Came Joe," and I will continue to do so.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Along came Jones
From: Bert C
Date: 22 Jun 98 - 08:05 AM

I always thought it was a "Buzz-Saw". I also thought it was "lonely, lanky Jones." I bought a "Best of the Coasters" album a couple of years ago just to get this song. But you can go on using "Along Came Joe" if it makes you feel good.:-)

Bert C


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Subject: RE: Along came Jones
From: Sir
Date: 23 Jun 98 - 10:01 PM

Ray Stevens recorded it a few years back as well.


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Subject: RE: Along came Jones
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 24 Jun 98 - 03:44 AM

Thanks, JVZ. I have been thinking of that song lately and I am glad to see the lyrics. The link you give leads me to a message in Portugese saying the "page was not found" or something else like that.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Along came Jones
From: John M.
Date: 24 Jun 98 - 09:23 AM

Buzz Saw, thats how I remember it also. Thanks JVZ . One of those tunes I always wanted, but never got around to. John M.


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Subject: RE: Along came Jones
From: Ted from Australia
Date: 24 Jun 98 - 10:06 AM

Along came Jones heavily featured (played twice) at the "Wintermoon" Folk fest last weekend near Mackay N Queensland. Coincidence?

Regards Ted


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Subject: RE: Along came Jones
From: JVZ
Date: 24 Jun 98 - 08:14 PM

Sorry about that Murray, I'm still pretty new at this. I'll try a link. http://www.summer.com.br/~pilho/html/top40/index.html


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Subject: RE: Along came Jones
From: JVZ
Date: 24 Jun 98 - 08:19 PM

Wow, Idid it!


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Subject: RE: Along came Jones
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 24 Jun 98 - 08:49 PM

Yes you did it, and I am glad to have that link safely bookmarked!

Murray


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Subject: ADDPOP: Along Came Jones (Leiber & Stoller)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jul 12 - 04:14 PM

Here's my transcription from the 1959 recording by The Coasters - just a few corrections from above.

ALONG CAME JONES
(Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)

I plopped down in my easy chair and turned on Channel 2.
A bad gunslinger called Salty Sam was a-chasin' poor Sweet Sue.
He trapped her in the old sawmill and said with an evil laugh,
"If you don't give me the deed to your ranch, I'll saw you all in half!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He turned on the buzz-saw (and then, and then...!)

CHORUS:
And then along came Jones
Tall thin Jones
Slow-walkin' Jones
Slow-talkin' Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones.

Commercial came on, so I got up to get myself a snack.
You should've seen what was goin' on by the time that I got back.
Down in the old abandoned mine, Sweet Sue was A-havin' fits.
That villain said, "Give me the deed to your ranch or I'll blow you all to bits!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He lit the fuse to the dynamite (and then, and then...!)
CHORUS

I got so bugged I turned it off and turned on another show.
But there was the same old shoot-'em-up and the same old rodeo.
Salty Sam was tryin' to stuff Sweet Sue in a burlap sack.
He said, "If you don't give me the deed to your ranch, I'm gonna throw you on the railroad tracks!"
And then he grabbed her (and then)
He tied her up (and then)
He threw her on the railroad tracks (and then)
A train started comin' (and then, and then...!)
CHORUS


Transcribed from The Coasters recording


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