ZZ Top - Mexican Blackbird Lyrics




If you're down in Acuna and you ain't up to being alone
don't spend all your money on just any honey that's grown.
Go find the Mexican blackbird and send all your troubles back home.

They all call her her "puta" 'cause no one really knows her name.
She works the cantina, dancin' and a-lovin's her trade.
Her mama was Mez'can and her daddy was the ace of spades.

Oh, let's drive that old Chrysler down to Mexico, boy.
Said, keep your hands on the wheel there.
Oh, it sure is fine, ain't it?
Now, ya got it! Hand me another one of them brews from back there.
Oh, this is gonna be so good.

Mm, she's hot as a pepper but smooth as a Mexican brew.
So head for the border and put in an order or two.
The wings of the blackbird will spread like an eagle for you.

Oh, one more time,
can you roll me another Bull Durham, please?
Can't you do it with one hand, boy?





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  1. Michael Brodie

    Drive that Chrysler. Steve Miller took a 53 Studebaker when he went. Mama was Mexican. Daddy was the Ace of Spades.

  2. Sabrecat Smiladon

    Absolutely LOVE this song...sums up a road trip from Houston down to Matamoros and the Border

  3. Töff De Ulloa

    R.I.P. to my step daddy. You are gone but not forgotten. Cruising with my mom listening to this song on the stereo. Good times..

  4. Glenn Hertel

    Some soft white music.

  5. Glenn Hertel

    But Her Daddy Was An Ace Of Spades.

  6. THE316SUX !

    By far their greatest song.

  7. kamaroway günther

    Mexican blackbird

  8. Curt Kramer

    This song needs more radio play...

  9. Marcos Adami

    sorry, led zeppelin and Lynyrd

  10. Marcos Adami

    ZZ top is the best band in this world

  11. Matthew Susman

    keep your hands on the wheel there......now you got IT

  12. Will Bentley

    This one goes out to Pup and the boys in blue diamond #3

  13. ラッパーPUNPEE

    Dusk till Dawn shit

  14. Dean Spencer

    These boys were known as 'the home team' down here in Houston. Saw em in concert three times - not enough.

  15. bevy bear

    🕺🤰👼💃

  16. LES COUCH

    Good then good stuff now

  17. Kayla Powell

    2019!💜

    Slingblade 61

    2019 and Beyond, oh yeah👍

  18. Den Worley

    Use to have Fandango on vinyl album

  19. Zoester Productions

    Now ya got it ;-)

  20. Mike Wildern

    True story.

  21. Andrew Jackson

    I can't help but picture Joel Osteen doing vocals on this track for some hilarious reason

  22. john m

    Brings back memories. I actually have the LP !!

  23. Todd Forkey

    Classic southern blues rock!!!! Some of you out there get it. A shame the rest never will !!!

    Tc Malone

    Todd Forkey feadem fish hooks.

  24. Brady Hess

    YouTube is cursed because you haven't paid me. Even it up. Then I will pray for your business

  25. David Coston

    Fulton County Stadium! ZZ Top Texas World Wide Tour...

  26. Cajunman Dick

    This the ZZ I knew before they went corporate, just a little old band from Texas, since they went Hollywood they just went downhill. Sad, just fucking sad!.

  27. Darrell Somers

    I need a Mexican blackbird

  28. dozer dog

    Oh I found her and that's when my trouble began

  29. David Anderson

    Only a no good racist Would call this song racist.....except a no socialist Democrat trying to work us against each other........and the weaker Minded.

  30. Sam Loomis

    This and She's Just Killing Me are underrated classic ZZ Top.

  31. Robert Mendez

    Her mama was meskin and her daddy was the ace of spades!

    Robert Mendez

    Must have been an ugly thing

  32. Darin Johnson

    Say, keep yer hands on the wheel, there...

  33. luci plays evrything

    Tje mexican black bird will be thare waiting for you

  34. Neil C

    4 my ex

  35. Oscar Flores

    Let's go down there with the mexican mamasitas

  36. Sandra Bell

    Zz Top has nothing to with mexicacano!

    jesus barrios

    I'm so sorry for you Fifi thing but no worry, 'cause the good reality is, nobody is going to stop them from flying all over you backyard... the birds.

  37. Sandra Bell

    A big joke song! Funny as hell!

  38. foster cathead

    What is a puta?

  39. Cary West

    Hand me one of them from back 'ere.You can't get no better than this.

    whiterabbit7406

    That's is the best

  40. Mark Snider

    You should'en Acted like that with her A she is eternally loved by God.

  41. whiterabbit7406

    No one makes music like Mexican Blackbird anymore, I love it.

  42. Frank Mosch

    Sound,s like my kinda girl, throw in a brewski whal your at it... Frank misssssschief

  43. Lesa Redden

    Good shyt here got him a number one hit

  44. Michael McKenzie

    Life on the border

  45. david bonnett

    her mamma was mexcan and her daddy was the ace of spades

    R Choquette

    I think they call that Blaxican Now...

  46. Vetter Burns

    ...ohhh One more time...

  47. Christina Whaley

    Ace of spades

  48. Ian Sinclair

    While we're in the same vein.........party mood.......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEsMDk6mQdI from Mr. Dusty Hill.

  49. Daniss Chama

    My boss told me to look this song up wasn't going too ay first, but for some reason actually listened no regrets lls!!

  50. undone

    Texans are really mexicans

  51. Juan Gamez

    99 feminists hate this song

  52. DCMurphy

    43 years?? I knew this was old but, I didn't know it was this old. f a s c i n a t i n g.

  53. Armando Mejia Takara

    ZZ Top. That li'l ol' band from Texas. Consummate professionals. Formed in 1969 in Houston, with Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard being the same members since 1970. Never heard of any unprofessional behavior by these boys. No solo acts. No pissin an moaning. And 2020 will be their 50th anniversary. Pretty impressive.

    Slingblade 61

    👍🎶👌

    Cameron Burns

    No solo acts??? I guess you have never heard of mellow Larry. Mellow Larry was a solo harmonica vocal act which showed an incredible resemblance to the reverend billy willy gibbons. When I questioned the band of this at a meet and greet “whether mellow Larry would ever play any more shows” the band members all looked at eachother and with a smirk billy said “mellow Larry might come back”

  54. Bryan Jeske

    Oh yeah , love this tune !!! ZZ Top is sooooooooooooo good :)

  55. MsGrinnie

    ...oh this is gonna be soo good !

  56. marcus burns

    Slayer Raleigh NC soundcheck brought me here.

  57. Jason Johnson

    Great song

  58. John E Watkins Jr

    Oh ,one more time!!

  59. Mysteek Kennedy

    this ones for you Ammie Bruce

  60. randall pearcy

    Don't spend all your money on just any honey that's grown!😎

  61. Winston Beech

    Billy is a true baritone and doesn't sing in the tenor range or bass range which means... I can sing this song. Since he sings it drunk and flat, all the better.

  62. Jaded

    This is top 3 ZZ songs for me. Badass

    THE316SUX !

    Their best

  63. Mike Beach

    Rocking every day and party all night and!!

  64. Ray Ursillo

    If you're down in Acuna and you ain't up to being alone
    don't spend all your money on just any honey that's grown.
    Go find the Mexican blackbird and send all your troubles back home.

    They all call her her "puta" 'cause no one really knows her name.
    She works the cantina, dancin' and a-lovin's her trade.
    Her mama was Mez'can and her daddy was the ace of spades.

    Oh, let's drive that old Chrysler down to Mexico, boy.
    Said, keep your hands on the wheel there.
    Oh, it sure is fine, ain't it?
    Now, ya got it! Hand me another one of them brews from back there.
    Oh, this is gonna be so good.

    Mm, she's hot as a pepper but smooth as a Mexican brew.
    So head for the border and put in an order or two.
    The wings of the blackbird will spread like an eagle for you.

    Oh, one more time,
    can you roll me another Bull Durham, please?
    Can't you do it with one hand, boy?

    mrabrasive51

    Its prone..not grown.

  65. Robert Lamb

    You couldn't even play this song in public without being called a racist these days, I love it!

    dan at canyon lake

    Think about Jimi Hendrix and "Hey, Joe" Domestic violence, guns, murder. Surprised it's not banned by the snowflakes.

  66. Brent Haymon

    Z Z Tops music was much better in the 70's than it was in the 80's. Love their early music best before it became too pop.

    dan at canyon lake

    I don't consider their newer stuff to be "pop". Solid rock and roll compared to the older blues/rock. Now Fleetwood Mac - there's a group that went from solid blues/rock to pop! Stevie Nicks ruined that group.

  67. Nayeli Young

    Amo esta puta canción :)


    greetings from México :v

    Oscar Flores

    Esta chida la rola...

  68. Cajunman Dick

    That little old band from Texas. They were. good for a while, but after they sold out to corporate interest they sucked. Oh well, I'll enjoy the early years,,,thanks for posting

  69. Richard Paul

    I only came here because I saw Slayer cover this at a soundcheck! Tom said we should check it out. Who'd have thought hey?

    Keith Kafe

    Richard Paul Hahaha Tom is pretty cool

    marcus burns

    Richard Paul me too

    Richard n Amber Kearney

    Slayer does a cover?

  70. Brendan Kearney

    how i do miss the whores of my youth

  71. Michael George

    These guys were so much better before they went MTV

    Daniel Henderson

    Michael George agreed love the old ZZ Top songs more raw and bluesy than the newer slick commercial songs on MTV back when MTV played music

    Neil Tipton

    BULLSHIT!! Eliminator was their best work,

    R Choquette

    Absolutely, their Early stuff was the Best, same with too may others, Floyd, Aerosmith , Crapton totally went to the Shitter...

    C More

    Fuck off I hate purist assholes eliminator is the best shit ever a lot better than this.

    dan at canyon lake

    Born in Houston and first heard ZZ Top while in high school inn 1971. It's all good.

  72. Michael Maldonado

    First concert I ever saw was August 1976;ZZ Top and The Outlaws. Bringing Texas To The World tour.

  73. James Lawson

    this is a good song I listen to it 50 times a day

  74. troynov1965

    They all call her her "puta" 'cause no one really knows her name.

  75. Richard Haley

    Keep your hands on the wheel there!

  76. Lorenzo Nez

    Super never get sick of this song every time I hear it it's gets better and better

  77. Joseph Kicklighter

    "Keep your hands on the wheel."

  78. thomas bodnar

    never here this song enough guess becuse its not P.C

  79. Jim Salmons

    Wasn't it great

  80. Troy Bullard

    Her momma was Basque and her daddy was the ace of spades !

  81. SoCal in Seattle

    Makes me think of my childhood thanks dad for the good taste in music

  82. ptmslp

    In 1975 we went to Mexico to buy cheap speed.
    There was a Texas AM radio station that played ZZ Top.
    I wondered then if that good music would catch on!

  83. Geoff Tatler

    I've a version with different lyrics:'The wings of the blackbird, will spread like an eagle for you'.

  84. Mike M

    Fuck reverb.

    Jane Espinoza

    Settle down chichajotes

  85. Osoris Salgado

    love Zz top."they all call her puta,Cuz no one knows her name".lol.Love these guys.Can't wait to see them here in Midland in may after Alice Cooper.

  86. Eddie Word

    Texas Tornado

  87. Darren Soultaire

    Dose anybody really know the true reason Billy Gibbons wrote this song besides me ? I do because Billy told me him self ..

  88. Mathieu Deflem

    Frank Zappa was a fan of this song.

    James McFadden

    I knew there had to be a hidden reason that I love this song! RIP FZ

    Dustin Churchman

    Two icons

    David Carter

    Mathieu Deflem i bet

    Scott Teague

    Don't know how you knew this but it makes sense.

  89. David Sims

    just a bitch,, fuck it,,dam ,,puta

  90. Mando Navarro Jr.

    All we need is a few beers, some enchiladas and a Mexican Blackbird to serve them up!

  91. Skip Carl

    don't have to go to Mex to get a puta anymore, just go down to the nearest work camp and get you a fat one

  92. vonsmink1

    I Love Tha Phuta!

  93. Liz Tabor

    aye ye ye, sometimes it sucks being a Mexican girl! lol

  94. Volroy

    It's a Tejas thing..

    Chef David Mitchell

    ......Volroy, lets git that tharr enunceeation raht, hand, don't you mean " Its a Tay Hass Thang..."....(GRIN!!)??? The mis spells were on purpose, I was trying to write in Texas oil field slang, like buddies of mine used to talk!!Killer LP and even better song!! Monday, 7/03/17, 3:32pm........................////////////////

    Jane Espinoza

    It's a puta thang, puta

    THE316SUX !

    Por Vida

  95. dickyp1

    hey, puta....

  96. Bob Emanuel

    driving the old Chrysler to Mexico.roll another bull duram

  97. Bill Howe

    the Mexican blackbird will spread like a eagle for you

    Bill Gibbons

    Bill Howe The wings of the blackbird will spread like an eagle for you

    Winston Beech

    Interesing the old LP version I have has the censored version of this line, but the CD does not.

    Insidious Insanity

    Yeah. This is the first time I heard this version. I had to repeat the last line as I thought "WTF is this?!"

    Jeff Missy Honea

    tamborine on the hip? stupid question

  98. Patrick Tackett

    LISTEN UP YALL, THIS HERE IS NOTHING BUT GOOD OL RED NECK MERICANA. A SMALL PIECE OF THE 70s I MISS SO MUCH. GOOD DAYS, GOOD MEMORIES.

  99. lilorbie lilorbie

    good music never goes out of style. it just gets better with age.some of what people are calling rock & roll just don,t get it.