Hunters and Collectors – Loinclothing

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 5:29 CD versions except in Horn of Plenty of the Hunters & Collectors album. Extremely common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Studio 5:29 Cargo Cult (3 X EP’s) album. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Studio 5:29 World Of Stone EP. Moderately rare. Not available new.
Live 5:25 1981 07 24 Oxford Hotel, Melbourne, Australia T2 Cassette. The Vault digital download at True Believers, 8 June 2014.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

The entire World Of Stone EP was re-released on CD, packaged with the Hunters and Collectors debut self titled album.

 

Lyrics

The heat of the night
It’s feeding worms in the hay
And soon to surround the sheep’s head
See the distant howl of pleasure

And it’s sending shivers down the spine
The Rag and Bone man coming
And through the heat of the night
The Rag and Bone man coming

A million cowboys are toe-tapping
See those toes tapping
A million cows are stampeding
Feel his stomach turning
It’s turning, it’s turning

A million cowboys, they’re toe-tapping
Feel those toes tapping
A million cows are stampeding
Feel his stomach turning
It’s turning, it’s turning

Place to place
The Rag and Bone man coming

And in the heat of the night
You can hear those trumpets screaming “round up”
See the Rag tool stagger off the sheep’s head
Hear the distant howl of pleasure

And it’s sending shivers down the spine
The Rag and Bone man coming
And through the heat of the night
The Rag and Bone man coming

Place to place
The Rag and Bone man coming

A million cowboys are toe-tapping
Feel those toes tapping
A million cows are stampeding
Feel his stomach turning
It’s turning, it’s turning

Place to place
The Rag and Bone man coming