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    "San Francisco Mabel Joy" Lyrics

    David Allan Coe

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    By Mickey Newbury
    MY DADDY WAS AN HONEST MAN, JUST A REDNECK GEORGIA FARM BOY
    MY MOMMA SPENT HER SHORT LIFE RAISIN' KIDS AND BAILING' HAY
    AND I WAS JUST FIFTEEN WHEN I ACHED INSIDE TO WONDER
    SO I HOPED A FREIGHT IN WAYCROSS AND I RODE IT TO L.A.
    WELL, I MET A GIRL KNOWN ON THE STRIP AS SAN FRANCISCO'S MAYBEL JOY
    DESTITUTIONS CHILD, BORN ON A L.A. STREET CALLED SHANE
    AND SLEEP CAME AND LEFT THIS LITTLE WAYCROSS, GEORGIA COUNTRY BOY
    MAYBEL JOY WAS GONE, LORD, I'd NEVER SEE HER AGAIN
    GROWING' UP CAME QUIETLY IN THE ARMS OF MAYBEL JOY
    LAUGHTER FOUND OUR MORNING'S, BROUGHT NEW MEANING TO MY LIFE
    I WOKE UP ONE DAY, LORD, TO FIND THAT I WAS BY MYSELF
    WITH DREAMS OF GEORGIA COTTON AND CALIFORNIA WINE

    SUNDAY MORNING' FOUND ME STANDING' NETH THE RED-LIGHT OF HER DOOR
    RIGHT CROSS SENT ME REELING', LAID ME FACE DOWN ON THE FLOOR
    IN PLACE OF MAYBEL JOY I FOUND A MERCHANT MAD MARINE
    WHO SAID, " YOUR GEORGIA NECK IS RED, BUT, SON YOUR STILL GREEN!"
    WELL, I TURNED TWENTY ONE IN GREY ROCK FEDERAL PRISON
    THE JUDGE, HE HAD NO MERCY ON THIS WAYCROSS, GEORGIA BOY
    SOMETIMES AT NIGHT IN SILENCE, LORD, I'D LISTEN
    THAT SAME OLD FREIGHT TO TAKE ME BACK TO MAYBEL JOY

    COLD NIGHTS HAD NO PITY ON THIS WAYCROSS, GEORGIA FARM BOY
    SPRINGTIME TURNED TO SUMMER, AND THEN THE WINTER CAME
    STARING' AT THOSE FOUR GREY WALLS IN SILENCE, LORD, I'D LISTEN
    SOMEWHERE IN THE DISTANCE TO THE WHISTLE OF THE TRAIN
    SUNDAY MORNING FOUND ME LYING NEATH THE RED LIGHT OF HER DOOR
    WITH A BULLET IN MY SIDE I CRIED "HAVE YOU SEEN MAYBEL JOY?"
    STUNNED AND SHAKEN SOMEONE SAID ,"SON, SHE DON'T LIVE HERE NO MORE"
    SHE LEFT THIS TOWN TEN YEARS AGO, I HEARD SHE'S LOOKING FOR...
    SOME GEORGIA FARM BOY"
    This song was submitted on September 16th, 2011 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc.
    Written by Mickey Newbury.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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