Flying Burrito Brothers – Hot Burrito #1

This song is my favorite of the Flying Burrito Brothers. It came off their great country album The Gilded Palace of Sin. It was written by Gram Parsons and Chris Etheridge. It didn’t chart at the time. It probably would have helped if they would have given it a proper name but regardless it’s a great song. It’s probably my favorite song by Gram Parsons.

From Songfacts.

Parsons wrote this song with Burrito bass player Chris Ethridge while the band was residing in their San Fernando Valley house famously dubbed “Burrito Manor.” The song, like the album The Gilded Palace of Sin, barely registered on the music world of 1969 – there was a lot going on that year. However, those who did hear it quickly established a cult following for the band – that includes musicians such as Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones.

The Flying Burrito Brothers are one of those acts more legendary within the music industry than in the consumer base. Gram Parsons came from The Byrds, while Ian Dunlop and Mickey Gauvin came from the International Submarine Band. At their peak, they were hob-nobbing with Keith Richards and opening for the Rolling Stones at the Altamont concert, which became a pivotal moment in the 1970 film Gimme Shelter. Most surviving members leaving this group went on to found or join other bands.

This album is cited as a major influence on the Eagles, as well as being a cornerstone of the New Traditionalist movement in mainstream Country music, influencing future artists such as Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Clint Black, and Randy Travis.

Hot Burrito #1

You may be sweet and nice
But that won’t keep you warm at night
‘Cause I’m the one who showed you how
To do the things you’re doing now
He may feel all your charms
He might hold you in his arms
But I’m the one who let you in
I was right beside you in the end
Once upon a time
You let me feel you deep inside
But nobody knew, nobody saw
Do you remember the way we cried?
I’m your toy
I’m your old boy
But I don’t want no one
But you to love me
No, I wouldn’t lie
You know I’m not that kind of guy
Once upon a time
You let me feel you deep inside
But nobody knew, nobody saw
Do you remember the way we cried?
I’m your toy
I’m your old boy
But I don’t want no one
But you to love me
No, I wouldn’t lie
You know I’m not that kind of guy

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

18 thoughts on “Flying Burrito Brothers – Hot Burrito #1”

  1. Those lyrics don’t go with that song. Vaguely remember hearing of Flying Burrito Brothers but never heard their music before, including this. It’s good. Have heard Gram Parsons music before but didn’t know he was in that band.

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    1. I even looked in another place and found the same lyrics… I then went to a third place and matched this… this is the version I know…that is odd. They are right now…I should not do any of these at midnight anymore.

      He was also in the Byrds for a little while. …I just sucked on this one… It’s name is crazy… It’s really “Hot Burrito”… I’ve seen it listed as Flying… Sorry about this one…. Good song anyway.

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      1. I’d like to learn more about Gram Parsons. So much to learn about these older musicians. Gives me something to do while not listening to the modern junk that’s out there. Yes very good song.

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      2. I would reccomend a documentary about him called Gram Parsons: Fallen Angel…. also they made a movie…it is a little morbid but true about what happened after he died… “Grand Theft Parsons”… Well based on the true story… This is where real life is stranger than fiction.

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  2. A great song. A friend of mine when I asked him his favorite recording artist- he answered immediately Gram Parsons… over the summer he and his wife stayed at the motel where Gram Parsons died- they couldn’t get the same room though.

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    1. It would have been interesting to see where he would have gone. That’s too bad they couldn’t get it… I bet it’s booked up quite a bit… he has a good following. Him and Emmylou did sound good together

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      1. So many gone too soon in the late 60s-early 70’s…. off topic- i see Dodgers signed Freese for another year- good move and it sounds like Clayton and Dodgers are working something out- two more years added – 3 years 90 million range.

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      2. I was so happy about Freese. I haven’t seen that about Clayton yet. It’s funny they offered him a 10 year deal to begin with and he thought that was too long. So he took the one he is on. Now

        He is a stand up guy. I hope some of his velocity comes back if it’s part of the back troubles.

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