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Back Door Love Affair
Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
Blue Jean Blues
Francine
Heard it on the X
Jesus Just Left Chicago
Just Got Paid
Waitin' for the Bus

Back Door Love Affair
(Words and music by Billy Gibbons, Bill Ham)
                  Got to have you baby, 
                  don't you say that you don't care. 
                  Got to have you baby, 
                  don't you say that you don't care. 

                  Any way you want it baby, 
                  I'll settle for a back door love affair. 

                  I call you on the telephone, 
                  the party says that you ain't there. 
                  I call you on the telephone, 
                  the party says that you ain't there. 

                  When a man asked who's callin', 
                  I said, just tell 'em it's a back door love affair.
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Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
(Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard)
                  If you see me walkin' down the line 
                  with my fav'rite honky tonk in mind, 
                  well, I'll be here around suppertime 
                  with my can of dinner and a bunch of fine. 

                  Beer drinkers and hell raisers, yeah. 
                  Uh-huh-huh, baby, don't you wanna come with me? 

                  The crowd gets loud when the band gets right, 
                  steel guitar cryin' through the night. 
                  Yeah, try'n to cover up the corner fight 
                  but ev'rything's cool 'cause they's just tight. 

                  Beer drinkers and hell raisers, yeah. 
                  Huh, baby, don't you wanna come with me? 
                  Ah, play it boy. 

                  The joint was jumpin' like a cat on hot tin. 
                  Lord, I thought the floor was gonna give in. 
                  Soundin' a lot like a House Congressional 
                  'cause we're experimental and professional. 

                  Beer drinkers, hell raisers, yeah. 
                  Well, baby, don't you wanna come with me?
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Blue Jean Blues
(Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard)
                  I done ran into my baby 
                  and fin'lly found my old blue jean. 
                  I done ran into my baby 
                  and fin'lly found my old blue jean. 
                  Well, I could tell that they was mine 
                  from the oil and the gasoline. 

                  If I ever get back my blue jean, 
                  Lord, how happy could one man be. 
                  If I ever get back my blue jean, 
                  Lord, how happy could one man be. 
                  'Cause if I get back those blue jean 
                  you know, my baby be bringin' 'em home to me.
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Francine
(Billy Gibbons, Kenny Cordray & Steve Perron)
                  Got a girl, her name's Francine, 
                  finest thing you ever seen. 
                  And I love her, she's all that I want. 
                  And I need her, she's all that I need. 

                  Well, Francine, oh Francis, why 
                  do you love me and make me cry? 
                  How I love her, she's all that I want. 
                  How I need her, she's all that I need. 

                  If I ever caught her with Stevie P 
                  I'd throw her back in the Penitentiary, now. 
                  And if I caught her with my mother's son 
                  I'll call her daddy and get my gun. 

                  My Fancine just turned thirteen, 
                  she's my angelic teenage queen. 
                  And I love her, she's all that I want. 
                  And I need her, she's all that I need. 
                  And I love her, she's all that I want. 
                  And I need her, she's all that I need. 
                  And I love her, she's all that I want. 
                  And I need her, she's all that I need.
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Heard it on the X
(Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard)
                  Do you remember 
                  back in nineteen sixty-six? 
                  Country Jesus, hillbilly blues, 
                  that's where I learned my licks. 
                  Oh, from coast to coast and line to line 
                  in every county there, 
                  I'm talkin' 'bout that outlaw X 
                  is cuttin' through the air. 

                  Anywhere, y'all, 
                  everywhere, y'all, 
                  I heard it, I heard it, 
                  I heard it on the X. 

                  We can all thank Doctor B 
                  who stepped across the line. 
                  With lots of watts he took control, 
                  the first one of its kind. 
                  So listen to your radio 
                  most each and every night 
                  'cause if you don't I'm sure you won't 
                  get to feeling right. 

                  Anywhere, y'all, 
                  everywhere, y'all, 
                  I heard it, I heard it, 
                  I heard it on the X.
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Jesus Just Left Chicago
(Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill & Frank Beard)
                  Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New Orleans. 
                  Well now, Jesus just left Chicago and he's bound for New 
                  Orleans. 
                  Yeah, yeah. 
                  Workin' from one end to the other and all points in between. 

                  Took a jump through Mississippi, well, muddy water turned to 
                  wine. 
                  Took a jump through Mississippi, muddy water turned to wine. 
                  Yeah, yeah. 
                  Then out to California through the forests and the pines. 
                  Ah, take me with you, Jesus. 

                  You might not see him in person but he'll see you just the 
                  same. 
                  You might not see him in person but he'll see you just the 
                  same. 
                  Yeah, yeah. 
                  You don't have to worry 'cause takin' care of business is his 
                  name.
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Just Got Paid
(Billy Gibbons & Bill Ham)
                  I just got paid today, 
                  got me a pocket full of change. 
                  Said, I just got paid today, 
                  got me a pocket full of change. 
                  If you believe like workin' hard all day, 
                  just step in my shoes and take my pay. 

                  I was born my papa's son, 
                  when I hit the ground I was on the run. 
                  I had one glad hand and the other behind. 
                  You can have yours, just give me mine. 
                  When the hound dog barkin' in the black of the night, 
                  stick my hand in my pocket, everything's all right. 

                  I just got paid today, 
                  got me a pocket full of change. 
                  Said, black sheep, black, do you got some wool? 
                  Yes, I do, man, my bag is full. 
                  It's the root of evil and you know the rest 
                  but it's way ahead of what's second best.
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Waitin' for the Bus
(Billy Gibbons & Dusty Hill)
                  Have mercy, been waitin' for the bus all day. 
                  Have mercy, been waitin' for the bus all day. 
                  I got my brown paper bag and my take-home pay. 

                  Have mercy, old bus be packed up tight. 
                  Have mercy, old bus be packed up tight. 
                  Well, I'm glad just to get on and home tonight. 

                  Right on, that bus done got me back. 
                  Right on, that bus done got me back. 
                  Well, I'll be ridin' on the bus till I Cadillac.
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