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(1) Hunter spells this "Wooley-booley" in his book "Box Of Rain" (2) in solo performances, Robert Hunter sings "Just unpack my switchblade" (3) Hunter sang "Put them both together" in his studio demo (4) in his 1970 studio demo, Hunter sang a different final verse (thanks to Michael Goetz for sending me the tape): You collect your dollar You collect your dime You pack yourself a suitcase And head on down the line

Lyrics By
Robert Hunter
Music By
Ron McKernan
Lyrics

I take a little powder
I take a little salt
I put it in my shotgun
And I go walking out

Chooba chooba (chooba chooba)
Wooly Bully (wooly bully) (note 1)
Looking high (looking high)
Looking low (looking low)
Gonna scare you up and shoot ya
'Cause Mister Charlie told me so

I won't even take your life
Won't even take a limb
Just unload my shotgun (note 2)
And take a little skin

Well you take a silver dollar
Take a silver dime
Mix it up together (note 3)
In some alligator wine

I can hear the drums
Voodoo all night long
Mister Charlie telling me
I can't do nothing wrong

Mister Charlie told me (note 4)
Thought you'd like to know
Give you a little warning
Before I let you go

Gonna scare you up and shoot you
Mister Charlie told me, Mister Charlie told me so

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    I take a little powder
    I take a little salt
    I put it in my shotgun
    And I go walking out

    Chooba chooba (chooba chooba)
    Wooly Bully (wooly bully) (note 1)
    Looking high (looking high)
    Looking low (looking low)
    Gonna scare you up and shoot ya
    'Cause Mister Charlie told me so

    I won't even take your life
    Won't even take a limb
    Just unload my shotgun (note 2)
    And take a little skin

    Well you take a silver dollar
    Take a silver dime
    Mix it up together (note 3)
    In some alligator wine

    I can hear the drums
    Voodoo all night long
    Mister Charlie telling me
    I can't do nothing wrong

    Mister Charlie told me (note 4)
    Thought you'd like to know
    Give you a little warning
    Before I let you go

    Gonna scare you up and shoot you
    Mister Charlie told me, Mister Charlie told me so

    (1) Hunter spells this "Wooley-booley" in his book "Box Of Rain" (2) in solo performances, Robert Hunter sings "Just unpack my switchblade" (3) Hunter sang "Put them both together" in his studio demo (4) in his 1970 studio demo, Hunter sang a different final verse (thanks to Michael Goetz for sending me the tape): You collect your dollar You collect your dime You pack yourself a suitcase And head on down the line