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ALONG CAME JONES (Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller) The Coasters - 1959 The Raindrops - 1959 Paul Rich - 1959 Henri Salvador - 1964 (French version) The Overlanders - 1965 The Righteous Brothers - 1967 Paul Jones - 1967 Ray Stevens - 1969 Buck Owens - 1969 Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart - 1976 George Jones & Johnny Paycheck - 1979 As recorded by THE COASTERS: 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 buzzsaw And then.....and then Uh-uh, 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 Uh-uh, and then along came Jones Tall, thin Jones Slow-walkin' Jones Slow-talkin' Jones Along came long, lean, lanky Jones 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 track!" And then he grabbed her And then.....he tied her up And then.....he threw her on the railroad track And then.....a train started comin' And then.....and then Uh-uh, and then along came Jones Tall, thin Jones Slow-walkin' Jones Slow-talkin' Jones Along came long, lean, lanky Jones ******************** As recorded by RAY STEVENS: Well, I plopped down in my easy chair and turned on Channel 2 A bad gunslinger called Salty Sam was a-chasin' poor Sweet Sue Trapped her in the old sawmill, 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 (SUE: Help, he grabbed me) He tied her up (SUE: Help, he's tyin' me up) He turned on the buzzsaw (SUE: Help, he's turnin' on the buzzsaw) (SUE: Help! Somebody, save me, ow! ow! ow!) (SAM: Hoo-hah-hah, hoh-hah-hah) (SUE: Help! Help! Yow, yow, wooh, ooh, ooh, no, no, no, no, ow, ow) 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 tofixt 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, I'll blow you all to bits!" And then he grabbed her (SUE: Help, he's grabbin' me again) He tied her up (SUE: Help, he's tyin' me up again. Same routine) He lit the fuse to the dynamite (SUE: He's lightin' the fuse to the dynamite) (SUE: Help! Help! Save me somebody, ow!, ow!) (SAM: Hoo-hah-hah, hoh-hah-hah) (SUE: Yow, wooh, wooh, wooh) And then along came Jones Tall, thin Jones Slow-walkin' Jones Slow-talkin' Jones Along came long, lean, lanky Jones (Instrumental Break) Well, I got so bugged, I turned it off and I turned on another show But there was the same old shoot-'em-up, 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'll throw you on the railroad track!" And then he grabbed her (SUE: Help, he grabbed me) He tied her up (SUE: He's tyin' me up again) He threw her on the railroad track (SUE: He's throwin' me on the railroad track) (SUE: Help! Somebody save me) A train started comin' (SUE: Ooh, here come the train, here come the train. Yow, wooh, wooh, wooh) (SAM: Hoo-hah-hah, hoh-hah-hah) (SUE: Help! Help! Aah-aah-ahh) And then along came Jones Tall, thin Jones Slow-walkin' Jones Slow-talkin' Jones Along came long, lean, lanky Jones Along came long, lean, lanky Jones Yeah, along came long, lean, lanky Jones (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - March 2014)

    


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