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no, I haven't

Posted to Utterances




but I've heard "'Tain't No Sin" as sung by William Burroughs on Tom Waits's The Black Rider.

When you hear sweet syncopation,
and the music softly moans,
'tain't no sin to take off your skin
and dance around in your bones.

When it gets too hot for comfort,
and you can't get no ice cream cone
'tain't no sin to take off your skin
and dance around in your bones.

Jus' like those bamboo babies
down in the south tropic zone,
'tain't no sin to take off your skin
and dance around in your bones.

~-~
It's a very old song.

"Grim Fandango" is also a computer game from the same guys who brought us Maniac Mansion and its sequel Day of the Tentacle. So as much as I'd like to take credit for the phrase, I can't :(