Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Bob Dylan
Original Band
Bob Dylan

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
The Soft Boys Mercury Lounge New York New York US October 27, 2002
Robyn Hitchcock Concerts In The Studio Freehold New Jersey US February 28, 2014
The Baseball Project Shut Up Frank's Todos Santos Baja California Mexico January 14, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock Spazio Aliferi Florence Italy November 23, 2013
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK May 21, 2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Basement Sydney New South Wales Australia May 23, 2014

Lyrics

Ev’rybody’s building the big ships and the boats
Some are building monuments
Others, jotting down notes
Ev’rybody’s in despair
Ev’ry girl and boy
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
Ev’rybody’s gonna jump for joy
Come all without, come all within
You’ll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn

I like to do just like the rest, I like my sugar sweet
But guarding fumes and making haste
It ain’t my cup of meat
Ev’rybody’s ’neath the trees
Feeding pigeons on a limb
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
All the pigeons gonna run to him
Come all without, come all within
You’ll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn

A cat’s meow and a cow’s moo, I can recite ’em all
Just tell me where it hurts yuh, honey
And I’ll tell you who to call
Nobody can get no sleep
There’s someone on ev’ryone’s toes
But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here
Ev’rybody’s gonna wanna doze
Come all without, come all within
You’ll not see nothing like the mighty Quinn