Jon McAuliffe

Audio

Here, Rattler, Here

03:05
Jon McAuliffe

Story

Leadoff track from "Old School Moderne."  This is a song about snakes - of the two legged variety.  We've all encountered a few in our lives.  :-)  Rob Carlson - Amistar Resophonic Mandolin; Patti McAuliffe - snake rattle; harmony vocal; George Pratt - violin; Jeff Root - bass; Tom Ruckey - drums; Deke Rivers - tambourine; Jon - lead & harmony vocals; acoustic guitar.

Lyrics

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Here, rattler, here    Here, rattler, here

Here, rattler, here    Here, here, rattler, here

 

(There's) snakes here in the city, in the country, too

They walk about on two legs, just like me and you

They're coiled and they're cunning, always set to strike

Even if you cut their head off, that severed head can bite

 

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Never trust a viper, no matter what they say

They speak with forked tongue, they look on you as prey

You buddy up with serpents, you make a big mistake

He can shed his skin, but that reptile's still a snake

 

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The snake beguiled Eve, that's how it all began

Eve beguiled Adam, Adam bought the ranch

They come on oh, so suddenly, they'll put you in a trance

Slithering and hissing until you are dispatched

 

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Words and Music © 2013 by Jon McAuliffe/Mystery Kiss Music (BMI)