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Song title: Part man part monkey

Part man part monkey

They prosecuted some poor sucker in these United States
for teachin’ that man descended from the apes
They coulda settles that case without a fuss or fight
If they’d seen me chasin’ you sugar
Thru the jungle last night
They’d a called in that jury and a one two three said
‘Part man part monkey, definitely’

Well the church bell rings from the corner steeple
Man in a monkey suit swears he’ll do no evil
Offers his lover’s prayer but his soul lies
Dark and driftin and unsatisfied
Well hey bartender tell me what’d ya see
Part man part monkey looks like to me

Well the night is dark the moon is full
The flowers of romance exert their pull
We talk a while my fingers slip
I’m hard and cracking like a whip

Well did God make man in a breath of holy fire
Or did he crawl on up out of the muck and mire
Well the man on the street
Believes what the bible tells him so
But you can ask me mister because I know
Tell them soul-suckin’ preachers to come on down and see
Part man part monkey, baby that’s me

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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 25/02/1988 The Centrum, Worcester,MA ,USA
Last known live performance: 19/08/2008 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey,PA ,USA

Song 'history':

Often played during the Tunnel of Love tour (44 times)
Recorded during the 1988-1990 studio sessions.
Recorded during the HUMAN TOUCH / LUCKY TOWN studio sessions, but then not used for the albums.
The TRACKS studio out-take collection included for the first (official) time this song. Also included in the TRACKS 'greatest hits', '18-TRACKS'.
Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
A frequent number (37 apparitions) of renderings during the Devils and Dust tour
One only performance during the Magic tour (19/08/2008 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey,PA ,USA)
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