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Holy Ranger Lyrics

Get Ready Ricky
Words and Music Copyright by Martin Jack Rosenblum. BMI.

History of recorded versions: Down On The Spirit Farm (1994); No Freedom, Honey (2000) – contains original demo as well as solo out-take from Down On The Spirit Farm; Down On The Spirit Farm, 12th Anniversary Edition (2006) – contains re-mastered band version.

Note: There are variations in the lyrics depending upon performance. The live album Loose Recluse (2002) contains another version of “Get Ready Ricky” with lyrics as generally performed no matter what recordings are extant.

Gene Vincent was my favorite
His Blue Caps were tough
Eddie Cochran was cool in summertime
From Elvis I soon heard enough
But get ready Ricky
I believe what you say
No bucket has a hole in it
At the Garden Party you now play

When that DC-3 hit Highway 909
You went down from Alabama
To this heart of mine
You never made Texas
And when it burned up in DeKalb
You entered the right Hall of Fame
Straight up from where you came

When Bob Dylan wanted all that Folk Rock
Word has it he looked for your old band
But you took care of matters for him
With a voice that talked like no boy’s can
Lighting an image into my parents’ home
I’m walking down that hall
That changed the wind in my hometown
That chilled me to the bone
That chilled the wind in my hometown
That changed me to the bone

When that DC-3 hit Highway 909
You went down from Alabama
To this heart of mine
You never made Texas
And when it burned up in DeKalb
You entered the right Hall of Fame
Straight up from where you came


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