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Ray Stevens – Moonlight Special lyrics

It's the Moonlight Special. Comin' on tv. Yeah, the Moonlight Special. Late night out of sight rock 'n' roll music for you and me. Now here's the host, from the coast. Sounds like a frog doin' the monologue. It's the sheepdog...

(Ray impersonates Wolfman Jack...)

'Yeah, baby, it's the Sheepdog, Sheepdog, Sheepdog {howl}... Crazy, too cool, out of sight, right on, and far out! Yeah, join my rock here for the next greatest hour in town here on the Moonlight Special. Yeah, dig it, what a show we got for you tonight folks. And here to get things rollin' is the fabulous Mildred Queen and the Dipsticks, yeah... '

'i love you {love you}; yes I do {yes I do}, really do {really do}; and I just wanted to take the time to show how much you really mean to me {and I just wanted to take the time to show how much you really mean to me}; and I promise to love and be yours forever if you'll only stay with me {and I promise to love and be yours forever if you'll only stay with me}; wait a minute {wait a minute}; how come you sayin' everything that I say? {how come you sayin' everything that I say?}; now cut that out! {now cut that out! }; stop that! {stop that! }; now I know why they call you guys the dips {now I know why they call you guys the dips}; you're dippy {you're dippy}; aaaahhhh {aaaahhhhh}'

'How about that all you hippie, dudes, and chickies out there! Mildred Queen and the Dips here on the Moonlight Special! '

It's the Moonlight Special, comin' on tv.
'Yeah, we're comin' on tv'.
The Moonlight Special for you and me.
'The is the ol' Sheepdog, Sheepdog {howl}. Alright, ladies and gentlemen, here to get it on is Agnes Stoopa. Agnes Stoopa and his chickens, yeah. '

'Yeah, flash an old lady now! Ride the ferry car. Paint the living room carpet. Cut down the cherry tree and say you didn't do it... Yeah, oh, my chickens... '

'How about that rockers? Agnes Stoopa and his chickens. And in case you're wondering you're listening and watching the Moonlight Special and this is the ol' Sheepdog, Sheepdog, Sheepdog {howl}. And now friends here to really lay it down for you. Here he is, the king of the piano rockers himself. Here he is, Jerry Joe Henly Jimmy, baby, yeah... '

{Ray plays the piano and utters gibberish in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis before he goes wild and starts playing with his teeth}

'Unbelievable! Watch out, folks, he's gonna play with his teeth now! Watch out! Hippie! Yeah! The man's a gem! Yeah... '

It's The Moonlight Special comin' on tv.
'That was Jerry Joe Henly Jimmy, baby, the king of the ro

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