Saturday, January 7, 2017

Hank Williams Jr - Secret Agent Man

So the Intelligence Community has released their report on "Russian hacking of the election", and it's quite unimpressive.  But since it's wall to wall coverages of Russians under beds everywhere, here's Hank Junior's cover of Johnny Rivers' 1966 classic.



Secret Agent Man (Songwriters: P.F. Sloan, Steve Barri)
There's a man who leads a life of danger
To everyone he meets he stays a stranger
With every move he makes another chance he takes
Odds are he won't live to see tomorrow
Secret agent man, secret agent man
They've given you a number, I know they've take away your name
Beware of pretty faces that you find
A pretty face can hide an evil mind
Ah, be careful what you say
Or you'll give yourself away
Odds are you won't live to see tomorrow
Secret agent man, secret agent man
They've given you a number, I know they've take away your name
Secret agent man, secret agent man
They've given you a number, oh they've taken away your name
Swingin' on the Riviera one day
And then layin' in the Bombay alley next day
Oh, don't you let you let the wrong word slip
While kissing persuasive lips
Odds are you won't live to see tomorrow
Secret agent man, secret agent man
They've given you a number, oh they've take away your name
Secret agent man

4 comments:

libertyman said...

I remember Johnny Rivers version, but that is a nice rendition as well.

Who knew Johnny Rivers is still around?

Richard Blaine said...

CIA has determined that everyone in a Flyover state is actually a Russian sleeper agent.

matism said...

Well, you surely understand that the NSA helped them come to that conclusion, Richard Blaine.

Scott said...

Junior Brown has a good instrumental rendition of this, led into by a medley of a couple of old surfer tunes- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvxnbAinnb8

Used to (maybe still does) close out his shows with it.