Rocky Raccoon

Words & Music:

John Lennon & Paul McCartney



[spoken over:] Am7    D7    G7    C   C/B

Now, somewhere in the Black Mountain hills of Dakota there lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon.  And one day his woman ran off with another guy; the young rock in the eye, Rocky didn't like that.  He said, "I'm going to get that boy."  So, one day he walked into and booked himself a room at the local saloon.


Am7                   D7

Rocky Raccoon checked into his room

G7                    C  C/B

Only to find Gideons' Bible.

Am7              D7

Rocky had come equipped with a gun

   G7                        C  C/B

To shoot off the legs of his rival.

Am7                    D7

His rival it seems had broken his dreams

G7                          C  C/B

By stealing the girl of his fancy.

    Am7                                     D7

Her name was McGill, and she called herself Lil,

    G7                   C  C/B

But everyone knew her as Nancy.


Now, she and her man, who called himself Dan,

Were in the next room at the hoedown.

Rocky burst in and grinning a grin,

He said, "Danny boy, this is a showdown."

But Daniel was hot, he drew first and shot.

And Rocky collapsed in the corner.

[Piano solo]


Now, the doctor came in stinking of gin

And proceeded to lie on the table.

He said, "Rocky, you met your match."

If and Rocky said, "Doc, it's only a scratch.

And I'll be better, I'll be better, Doc, as soon as I am able."


Now Rocky Raccoon, he fell back in his room

Only to find Gideons Bible.

Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt

To help with good Rocky's revival.


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