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Ol' Roison The Beau

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Mar/May 1967
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
cd imgA TREE WITH ROOTS (T-731)
cd imgTHE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 5 (T-224)

  Basement tapes - march/may 1967  

I travelled all over this world
And now to another i go
An' i know i should find good quarters
To wait an' welcome Le Beau.
Welcome Ol' Roison le Beau
To welcome Ol' Roison le Beau
I know how good quarters are waitin'
For to welcome Ol' Roison le Beau.

When i'm dead an' laid out on the counter
A voice you will hear from below
Sayin', ''Send out a hogshead of whiskey
To drink with Ol' Roison le Beau''.
To drink with Ol' Roison le Beau
To drink with Ol' Roison le Beau
Sayin', ''Send out a hogshead of whiskey
To drink with Ol' Roison le Beau''.

Then get you half a dozen smart fellows
Let them all stagger an' go
An' dig a great hole in the meadow
An' in it put Roison le Beau
An' in it put Roison le Beau
An' in it put Roison le Beau
Go dig you a hole in the meadow
An' in it put Roison le Beau.

An' get you a half dozen barrels
Put water at me head an' me toes
With a diamond ring scratch in upon it
With the name of Ol' Roison le Beau.
With the name of Ol' Roison le Beau
With the name of Ol' Roison le Beau
With a diamond ring scratch in upon it
With the name of Ol' Roison le Beau.

I hear that old tyrant approachin'
That cruel remorseless foe
An' i lift up me glass in his honor
Take a drink with Ol' Roison le Beau.
Take a drink with Ol' Roison le Beau
Take a drink with Ol' Roison le Beau
An' i lift up my glass in his honor
Take a drink with Ol' Roison le Beau.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

Mar/May 1967 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
A TREE WITH ROOTS (b)
THE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 5 (b)