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San Francisco Mabel Joy

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By: Mickey Newbury[1][2]



Performed: Waylon Jennings

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

Created 2010 Jun 26 21:53

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

Page last modified on 2010 Oct 19 08:10

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