Lyrics for singles by George Thorogood and The Destroyers

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
Move it on Over
Who Do You Love?
Bad to the Bone
I Drink Alone



One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

Wanna tell you a story
about the house-man blues
I come home one Friday
had to tell the landlady I'd-a lost my job
She said that don't confront me
long as I get my money next Friday
Now next Friday come I didn't get the rent
and out the door I went

So I goes to the landlady
I said, "You let me slide?"
I'll have the rent for you tomorrow, the next day, I don't know
So said let me slide it on you know people
I notice when I come home in the evening
She ain't got nothing nice to say to me
but for five year she was so nice
Loh' she was lovy-dovy
I come home one particular evening
The landlady said, "You got the rent money yet?"
I said, "No, can't find no job"
Therefore I ain't got no money to pay the rent
She said "I don't believe you're tryin' to find no job"
Said "I seen you today you was standin' on a corner
leaning up against a post"
I said "But I'm tired, I've been walkin' all day"
She said "That don't confront me
long as I get my money next Friday"
Now next Friday come I didn't have the rent
and out the door I went

So I go down the streets
down to my good friend's house
I said "Look man, I'm outdoors you know
Can I stay with you maybe a couple days?"
He said "Uh, Let me go and ask my wife"
He come out of the house
I could see in his face
I know that was no
He said "I don't know man, ah she kinda funny, you know"
I said "I know, everybody funny, now you funny too"
So I go back home
I tell the landlady I got a job, I'm gonna pay the rent
She said "Yeah?" I said "Oh yeah"
And then she was so nice
loh' she was lovy-dovy
So I go in my room, pack up my things and I go
I slip on out the back door and down the streets I go
She a-hollerin' about the front rent, she'll be lucky to get any back rent
she ain't gonna get none of it
So I stop in the local bar you know people
I go to the bar, I ring my coat, I call the bartender
Said "Look man, come down here", he got down there
So what you want?

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
Well I ain't seen my baby since I don't know when
I've been drinking bourbon, whiskey, scotch and gin
Gonna get high man, I'm gonna get loose
Need me a triple shot of that juice
Gonna get drunk don't you have no fear
I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer
One bourbon
One scotch
One beer

But I'm sitting now at the bar
I'm getting drunk, I'm feelin' mellow
I'm drinkin' bourbon, I'm drinkin' scotch, I'm drinkin' beer
Looked down the bar, here come the bartender
I said "Look man, come down here"
So what you want?

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
No I ain't seen my baby since the night before last
gotta get a drink man I'm gonna get gassed
Gonna get high man I ain't had enough
need me a triple shot of that stuff
Gonna get drunk won't you listen right here
I want one bourbon, one shot and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer

Now by this time I'm plenty high
you know when your mouth a-getting dry you're plenty high
Looked down the bar I say to my bartender
I said "Look man, come down here", he got down there
So what you want this time?
I said "Look man, a-what time is it?"
He said "The clock on the wall say three o'clock
Last call
For alcohol
so what you need?"

One bourbon, one scotch, one beer
No I ain't seen my baby since a nigh' and a week
gotta get drunk man till I can't even speak
Gonna get high man listen to me
one drink ain't enough Jack you better make it three
I wanna get drunk I'm gonna make it real clear
I want one bourbon, one scotch and one beer
One bourbon, one scotch, one beer




Move it on Over

I come in last night about half past ten
that baby of mine wouldn't let me in
So move it on over, rock it on over
move over little dog, the mean old dog is movin' in

She told me not to mess around
but I done let the deal go down
Move it on over, rock it on over
move over nice dog, the big fat dog is movin' in

She changed the lock on my back door
now my key won't fit no more
Move it on over, rock it on over
move over nice dog, the mean old dog is movin' in

She threw me out just as pretty as she pleased
pretty soon I'll be scratchin' fleas
Move it on over, slide it on over
move over nice dog, the mean old dog is movin' in

Yeah, listen to me dog before you start to whine
that side yours and this side mine
So move it on over, rock it on over
move over little dog, the big old dog is movin' in

Yeah, she changed the lock on my back door
now my key won't fit no more
Move it on over, rock it on over
move over little dog, the big old dog is movin' in

Move it on over, move it on over
Move it on over, won't'cha rock it on over
Move over cool dog, the hot dog's movin' in




Who Do You Love?

I walked forty-seven miles of barbed wire, I got a cobra snake for a necktie
A brand new house on the road side, and it's a-made out of rattlesnake hide
Got a band new chimney put on top, and it's a-made out of human skull
Come on take a little walk with me baby, and tell me who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

Around the town I use a rattlesnake whip, take it easy baby don't you give me no lip
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

I've got a tombstone hand and a graveyard mind, I'm just twenty-two and I don't mind dying
Who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

Now Arlene took a-me by my hand, she said "Lonesome George you don't understand
who do you love?"
The night were dark and the sky were blue, down the alleyway a house wagon flew
Hit a bump and somebody screamed, you should've heard what I'd seen
Who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

Yeah, I've got a tombstone hand in a graveyard mine, just twenty-two baby I don't mind dying
Snake skin shoes baby put them on your feet, got the goodtime music and the Bo Diddley beat
Who do you love?
Who do you love?

I walked forty-seven miles of barbed wire, I got a cobra snake for a necktie
A brand new house on the road side, and it's made out of rattlesnake hide
Got a band new chimney put on top, and it's made out of human skull
Come on take a little walk with me child, tell me who do you love?
Who do you love?
Who do you love




Bad to the Bone

On the day I was born, the nurses all gathered 'round
And they gazed in wide wonder, at the joy they had found
The head nurse spoke up, said "Leave this one alone"
She could tell right away, that I was bad to the bone

Bad to the bone
Bad to the bone
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
B-B-B-B-Bad
Bad to the bone

I broke a thousand hearts, before I met you
I'll break a thousand more baby, before I am through
I wanna be yours pretty baby, yours and yours alone
I'm here to tell ya honey, that I'm bad to the bone

[chorus]

I'll make a rich woman beg, and I'll make a good woman steal
I'll make an old woman blush, and make a young girl squeal
I wanna be yours pretty baby, yours and yours alone
I'm here to tell ya honey, that I'm bad to the bone

[chorus]

When I walk the streets, kings and queens step aside
Every woman I meet, they all stay satisfied
I wanna tell ya pretty baby, what I see I make my own
And I'm here to tell ya honey, that I'm bad to the bone

[chorus]




I Drink Alone

I drink alone, yeah, with nobody else
I drink alone, yeah, with nobody else
You know when I drink alone, I prefer to be by myself

Every morning just before breakfast
I don't want no coffee or tea
Just me and good buddy Wiser
that's all I ever need
'Cause I drink alone, yeah, with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

The other night I laid sleeping
and I woke from a terrible dream
So I caught up my pal Jack Daniel's
and his partner Jimmy Beam
And we drank alone, yeah
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

The other day I got invited to a party
but I stayed home instead
Just me and my pal Johnny Walker
and his brothers Black and Red
And we drank alone, yeah
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself

My whole family done give up on me
and it makes me feel oh so bad
The only one who will hang out with me
is my dear old granddad
And we drink alone, yeah
with nobody else
Yeah, you know when I drink alone
I prefer to be by myself