Grateful Dead

Werewolves of London

Lyrics By: Warren Zevon
Music By: Warren Zevon

I saw a werewolf with a chinese menu in his hand
Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
He was looking for the place called Lee Ho Fuk's
For to get a big dish of beef chow mien

Ah-oooh werewolves of London
Ah-oooh
Ah-oooh werewolves of London
Ah-oooh

He's the hairy handed gent who ran amuck in Kent
Lately he's been overheard in Mayfair
You better stay away from him, he'll rip your lungs out Jim (note 1)
I'd like to meet his tailor

You hear him howling around your kitchen door (note 2)
You better not let him in
Little old lady got mutilated last night
Werewolves of London again (note 3)

Well I saw Lon Cheyney walking with the Queen
Doing the werewolves of London
I saw Lon Cheyney Junior walking with the Queen
Doing the werewolves of London
I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's
And his hair was perfect

Played by the Grateful Dead a few times in 1978, and thereafter only on Halloween, in 1985, 1990 and 1991.

(1) Garcia sang "You better not mess with him ..."

(2) Garcia sang "You find him sneaking round your kitchen door"

(3) on 31 October 1991, in Oakland, Garcia sang "Werewolves of Oakland" here, and in the second and third choruses.

Werewolves of London