“Cripple Creek” Lyrics

I married a wife in the month of June
Married her up by the light of the moon
We live down on Cripple Creek
We’ve been down there about a week

I’m a-goin’ down to Cripple Creek, I’m goin’ on a run
Goin’ down to Cripple Creek to have some fun
Goin’ down to Cripple Creek, I’m goin’ on a run
Goin’ down to Cripple Creek to have some fun

Now Cripple Creek girls are about half grown
Jump on a man like a dog on a bone
Roll my pants up to my knees
Cross on Cripple Creek a-when I please

I’m a-goin’ down to Cripple Creek, I’m goin’ on a run
Goin’ down to Cripple Creek to have some fun
Goin’ down to Cripple Creek, I’m goin’ on a run
Goin’ down to Cripple Creek to have some fun

Yeah, I’m a-goin’ up to Cripple Creek, I’m goin’ on a run
I’m a-goin’ up to Cripple Creek to have some fun
Goin’ up to Cripple Creek, I’m goin’ on a run
I’m a-goin’ up to Cripple Creek to have some fun

Peter: You’re such a lovely audience, we’d love to take you home with us, we’d love to take you home! I don’t really wanna stop the show, but I thought you might like to know, that the singer’s gonna sing a song, and the man’s name is Michael Nesmith!


Sources

  1. The Monkees: The Day-by-Day Story of the ’60s TV Pop Sensation (2005), Andrew Sandoval, p. 287.