San Francisco Mabel Joy

Waylon Jennings

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        His daddy was a honest man,a red dirt Georgia farmer
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        His mama lived a short life having kids and bailing hay
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        He had fifteen years of ache inside to wander
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        He jumped a freight in Waycross and wound up in L.A.
Verse 2:
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        The cold nights had no pity on that Waycross Georgia farm boy
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        Most days he went hungry,then the summer came
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        He met a girl known on the strip as San Francisco Mabel Joy
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        Destitutions child born on an L.A. street called shame
Verse 3:
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        Growing up came quietly in the arms of Mabel Joy
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        Laughter found their mornings it brought new meaning to his life
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        The night before she left sleep came and found that Waycross country boy
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        With dreams of Georgia cotton and California wine
Verse 4:
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        Sunday morning found him beneath the red light at her door
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        A right cross sent him reeling and put him face down on the floor
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        Inplace of Mabel Joy he found a merchant mad marine
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        He said your Georgia neck is red,but sonny you're still green
Verse 5:
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        He turned twenty-one in grey rock federal prison
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        The judge had no mercy on this Waycross,Georgia boy
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        Staring at those four grey wall in silence,Lord he listened
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        To the midnight freight he knew could take him back to Mabel Joy
Verse 6:
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        Sunday morning found him beneath the red light at her door
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        With a bullet in his side he cried,have you seen Mabel Joy
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        Stunned and shaken someone said she don't live here no more
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        She left this house four years ago she was looking for
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        Some Georgia farm boy
Thanks to David M. Potter (dmp12@cornell.edu) for the lyrics.
Perret Charles-Amir : perret@diva.univ-mlv.fr


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