Jockey Full of Bourbon

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"Jockey Full of Bourbon"
Single by Tom Waits
from the album Rain Dogs
Released 1985 (1985)
Genre Experimental rock
Length 2:45
Label Island
Writer(s) Tom Waits
Producer(s) Tom Waits

"Jockey Full of Bourbon" is a song by Tom Waits released as the first single from his 1985 album Rain Dogs. It is featured in the films Down By Law (1986) and Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), as well as in the credits of the television series Black Books. Lyrics from the song were also referenced in the Cartoon Network show, Clarence (2015).


Cover versions[edit]

"Jockey Full of Bourbon" has been covered by performers including Joe Bonamassa (on his 2009 album The Ballad of John Henry), John P. Hammond, (on his 2001 album Wicked Grin) , Moxy Früvous (on their album Live Noise), Moshav Band (on their album Misplaced), Los Lobos, Youn Sun Nah, Diana Krall, The Blue Hawaiians, and Tim Timebomb.


  1. ^ (1985). Rain Dogs [Liner notes]. New York: Island Records.

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