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