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Tweeter And The Monkeyman

Song Author Traveling Wilburys Submitted by: Anonymous
[D]    [Am]    [D]    [Am]    
[Am]Tweeter and th[G]e Monkey Man were hard up for cash
They s[F]tayed up all night s[Am]elling cocaine and hash
To an undercover [G]cop who had a sister named Jan
For r[F]easons unexplained she l[Am]oved the Monkey Man.

[Am]Tweeter was a boy scout[G] before she went to Vietnam
And f[F]ound out the hard way, nob[Am]ody gives a damn
They knew that they found freedom just a[G]cross that Jersey line
So they h[F]opped into a stolen car took H[Am]ighway 99

[Am]And the walls came down [Em]All the way to hell
Never [Dm]saw them when their standing
Never s[Am]aw them when they fell

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[Am]The undercover cop never l[G]iked the Monkey Man
[F]Even back in childhood he wanted to [Am]see him in the can
Jan got married at fourteen to a r[G]acketeer named Bill
She made [F]secret calls to the Monkey Man from a m[Am]ansion on the hill

[Am]It was out on thunder road T[G]weeter at the wheel
[F]They crashed into paradise you could h[Am]ear them tires squeal
The undercover cop pulled up said E[G]veryone of you is a liar
If you d[F]ont surrender now its gonna [Am]go down to the wire

[Am]And the walls came down [Em]All the way to hell
Never [Dm]saw them when they're standing
Never s[Am]aw them when they fell

[Am]An ambulance rolled up a state t[G]rooper close behind
[F]Tweeter took his gun away and m[Am]essed up his mind
The undercover cop was left tied [G]up to a tree
[F]Near the souvenir stand by the old ab[Am]andoned factory
Next day the undercover cop was [G]hot in pursuit
[F]He was taking the whole thing personally
He didn't c[Am]are about the loot
Jan had told him many times it was y[G]ou to me who taught
In J[F]ersey anything is legal as long as you dont get[Am] caught

[Am]And the walls came down [Em]All the way to hell
Never [Dm]saw them when they're standing
Never s[Am]aw them when they fell

[D]    [Am]    [D]    [Am]    
[Am]Someplace by Rahway prison they [G]ran out of gas
[F]The undercover cop had cornered them said [Am]Boy   

you didn't think that this could last
Jan jumped out of bed said There's so[G]meplace I gotta go
She t[F]ook a gun out of the drawer and said It's b[Am]est if you don't know

T[Am]he undercover cop was found face do[G]wn in a field
[F]The Monkey Man on the river bank using T[Am]weeter as a shield
Jan said to the Monkey Man I'm not f[G]ooled by Tweeters curl
I k[F]new him long before he ever be[Am]came a Jersey girl

[Am]And the walls came down.. [Em]All the way to hell..
Never [Dm]saw them when they're standing
Never s[Am]aw them when they fell

[D]    [Am]    [D]    [Am]    
[Am]Now the town of Jersey City is q[G]uieting down again
I'm s[F]itting in a gambling club c[Am]alled the Lion's Den
The TV set been blown up, every [G]bit of it is gone
Ever s[F]ince the nightly news show that the M[Am]onkey Man was on

[Am]I guess I'll go to florida and g[G]et myself some sun
There a[F]in't no more opportunity here e[Am]verything has been done
Sometime I think of Tweeter, some [G]time I think of Jan
Sometime I think of nothing but the [Am]Monkey Man

[Am]And the walls came down al[Em]l the way to hell
Never [Dm]saw them when they're standing
Never s[Am]aw them when they fell


Tweeter and the Monkey Man were hard up for cash
They stayed up all night selling cocaine and hash
To an undercover cop who had a sister named Jan
For reasons unexplained she loved the Monkey Man.

Tweeter was a boy scout before she went to Vietnam
And found out the hard way, nobody gives a damn
They knew that they found freedom just across that Jersey line
So they hopped into a stolen car took Highway 99

And the walls came down All the way to hell
Never saw them when their standing
Never saw them when they fell


The undercover cop never liked the Monkey Man
Even back in childhood he wanted to see him in the can
Jan got married at fourteen to a racketeer named Bill
She made secret calls to the Monkey Man from a mansion on the hill

It was out on thunder road Tweeter at the wheel
They crashed into paradise you could hear them tires squeal
The undercover cop pulled up said Everyone of you is a liar
If you dont surrender now its gonna go down to the wire

And the walls came down All the way to hell
Never saw them when they're standing
Never saw them when they fell

An ambulance rolled up a state trooper close behind
Tweeter took his gun away and messed up his mind
The undercover cop was left tied up to a tree
Near the souvenir stand by the old abandoned factory
Next day the undercover cop was hot in pursuit
He was taking the whole thing personally
He didn't care about the loot
Jan had told him many times it was you to me who taught
In Jersey anything is legal as long as you dont get caught

And the walls came down All the way to hell
Never saw them when they're standing
Never saw them when they fell


Someplace by Rahway prison they ran out of gas
The undercover cop had cornered them said Boy

you didn't think that this could last
Jan jumped out of bed said There's someplace I gotta go
She took a gun out of the drawer and said It's best if you don't know

The undercover cop was found face down in a field
The Monkey Man on the river bank using Tweeter as a shield
Jan said to the Monkey Man I'm not fooled by Tweeters curl
I knew him long before he ever became a Jersey girl

And the walls came down.. All the way to hell..
Never saw them when they're standing
Never saw them when they fell


Now the town of Jersey City is quieting down again
I'm sitting in a gambling club called the Lion's Den
The TV set been blown up, every bit of it is gone
Ever since the nightly news show that the Monkey Man was on

I guess I'll go to florida and get myself some sun
There ain't no more opportunity here everything has been done
Sometime I think of Tweeter, some time I think of Jan
Sometime I think of nothing but the Monkey Man

And the walls came down all the way to hell
Never saw them when they're standing
Never saw them when they fell

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