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​Hooks & Ride

This song is by Slim Dusty and appears on the album Looking Forward Looking Back (2000).

If you want-a make a name in the rodeo game
Then you gotta get onto that high,
You've got a screw down put your faith in the clown,
Hit him with the hooks and ride.

Hit him with the hooks and ride,
Listen to the crowd go wild,
You're hangin' up there with spur and prayer,
And it feels like dynamite.

If you want-a make a name then you gotta be game
And livin' you're life to the full,
If you want-a get a buck you gotta knuckle,
Down on the hide of a bull.

Hit him with the hooks and ride,
Listen to the crowd go wild,
You're hangin' up there with spur and prayer,
And it feels like dynamite.

If you want-a make a name in the rodeo game
Then you gotta get onto that high,
You've got a screw down put your faith in the clown,
Hit him with the hooks and ride. Hey!

Hit him with the hooks and ride,
Listen to the crowd wild
You're hangin' up there with spur and prayer,
And it feels like dynamite.

If you want-a bring a name in the rodeo game
Then you gotta get onto that high,
You've got a screw down put your faith in the clown,
Hit him with the hooks and ride. Hey!

Instrumental

When you've got your name on the wall of fame
And you've hung up your rope an' boots,
When the kids ask you what you used to do,
"I used to ride bulls out of rodeo shoots".

Hit him with the hooks and ride,
Breakin' down the milk inside,
You've seen Troy Dunn make it look like fun,
Hit him with the hooks and ride.

If you want-a make a name in the rodeo game
Then you gotta get onto that high,
You've got a screw down put your faith in the clown,
Hit him with the hooks and ride.
Hit him with the hooks and ride,
Hit him with the hooks and ride.

Written by:

Tom Oliver and John Quinn