Matchbox

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I said I'm sittin' here watchin'
Matchbox hole in my clothes
I said I'm sittin' here watchin'
Matchbox hole in my clothes

I ain't got no matches
But I sure got a long way to go

I'm an ol' poor boy
And I'm a long way from home
I'm an ol' poor boy
And I'm a long way from home

I've never been happy
'Cause everything I ever did was wrong

Well if you don't my peaches honey
Please don't shake my tree
If you don't want any of those peaches honey
Please don't mess around my tree

I got news for you baby
Leave me here in misery
Alright

(Instrumental/solo)

Well let me be your little dog
'Til your big dog comes
Let me be your little dog
'Til your big dog comes

And when your big dog gets here
Watch how your puppy dog runs

Well I said I'm sittin' here watchin'
Matchbox hole in my clothes
I said I'm sittin' here watchin'
Matchbox hole in my clothes

I ain't got no matches
But I sure got a long way to go

Wikipedia
"Matchbox"
Single by Carl Perkins
from the album 'Dance Album of Carl Perkins (1957)
B-side "Your True Love"
Released 1957
Format 7" Vinyl
Recorded December 4, 1956
Genre Rockabilly
Length 2:10
Label Sun Records
Writer(s) Carl Perkins
Producer Sam Phillips
"Matchbox"
BeatlesLongTallSallyEP.jpg
"Matchbox" cover
Song by the Beatles from the album Long Tall Sally (EP)
Released June 19, 1964
Recorded June 1, 1964
Genre Rock and roll, rockabilly
Length 1:57 (Misprinted as 1:37 on both singles and albums)
Label Parlophone
Writer Carl Perkins
Producer George Martin
Long Tall Sally (EP) track listing
Side one
  1. "Long Tall Sally"
  2. "I Call Your Name"
Side two
  1. "Slow Down"
  2. "Matchbox"
"Matchbox"
Single by The Beatles
from the album Something New
B-side "Slow Down"
Released 24 August 1964
Format 7" (1964)
Length 1:57 (Misprinted as 1:37 on both singles and albums)
Label Capitol
The Beatles singles chronology
"I'll Cry Instead"
(US-1964)
"Matchbox"
(US-1964)
"I Feel Fine"
(1964)

"Matchbox" is a rock and roll and rockabilly song written by Carl Perkins and first recorded by him at Sun Records in December 1956 and released on February 11, 1957 as a 45 single on Sun Records as Sun 261. It has become one of Perkins' best-known recordings. Perkins' "Matchbox" has been followed by many cover versions, notably by the Beatles.

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