Rag Mama Rag

The Band

About Rag Mama Rag

"Rag Mama Rag" is a song by The Band which was first released on their 1969 album The Band. It was also released as a single, reaching #16 in the UK, the highest of any single by the group. The single was less successful in the US, reaching only #57 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Year:
1975
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Rag Mama rag, can't believe its true.
Rag Mama Rag, what did you do?
Crawled up to the railroad track 
Let the four nine-teen scratch my back 

Sag mama sag now 
What's come over you
Rag Mama Rag, I'm a pulling out your gag. 
Gonna turn you lose like an old caboose, 
Got a tail I need a drag. 

I ask about your turtle, 
And you ask about the weather, 
Well, I can't jump the hurdle 
And we can't get together. 

We could be relaxing in my sleeping bag,
But all you want to do for me mama 
Is rag Mama rag there's no-where to go, 
Rag Mama rag. Come on resin up the bow.

Rag Mama rag, where do ya roam?
Rag Mama rag, bring your skinny little body back home.
Its dog eat dog and cat eat mouse, you can
You can rag Mama rag all over my house. 

Hail stones beating on the roof, 
The bourbon is a hundred proof, 
Its you and me and the telephone 
Our destiny is quite well known.

We don't need to sit and brag. 
All we gotta do is 
Rag Mama rag Mama rag.
Rag Mama rag
Where do you roam?
Rag Mama rag, bring your skinny little body back home

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The Band

The Band were a Canadian-American roots rock group that originally consisted of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, trombone, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboard instruments, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, baritone saxophone, vocals) and Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals). The members of the Band first came together as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins's backing group, The Hawks, one by one between 1958 and 1963. more »

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Written by: Robbie Robertson

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