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    "Willie And Laura Mae Jones" Lyrics

    Tony Joe White

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    Willie and Laura Mae Jones
    Were our neighbors as long time back
    They lived right down the road from us
    In a shack just like our shack

    We worked in the fields together
    And we learned to count on each other
    When you live off the land
    You don't have time to think
    About another man's color

    The cotton was high
    And the corn was growing fine
    But that was another place and another time

    We sit out on the front porch
    In the evening when the sun went down
    Willie would play and Laura would sing
    And the children would dance around

    And I'd bring over my guitar
    And we'd play into the night
    And every now and then
    Willie would grin and say
    "Boy, you play all right"
    And that made me feel so good

    Lord the cotton was high
    And the corn was growing fine
    But that was another place and another time

    I remember we'd hitch up the mules
    When Saturday rolled around
    We'd always stop by Willies house and say
    "Do you'll need anything from town?"

    He'd say, "No, but why don't you'll
    Stop on your way back home
    And I'll get Laura Mae
    To cook up some corn porns?"
    You know they're good

    Lord the cotton was high
    And the corn was growing fine
    But that was another place and another time

    The years rolled past our land
    They took back what they'd given
    And we all knew we'd have to move
    If we was gonna make a living

    So we all moved off
    And went our separate ways
    And it sure was hard to say goodbye
    To Willies and Laura Mae Jones

    The cotton was high
    And the corn was growing fine, yes it was
    But that was another place and another time

    The years rolled past our door
    And we heard from them no more
    Till I saw Willie down town the other day

    I said, "Just stop by tonight
    And we can sit down and eat a bite
    We'd love to see your children and Laura Mae"

    He shook his head real slow
    And spoke with his eyes so can
    This is another place and another time

    Lord the cotton was high
    And the corn was growing fine
    But that was another place and another time

    Lord, Lord the cotton was high
    And the corn was growing fine
    But that was another place and another time

    Lord, Lord, Lord, Lord
    The cotton was high
    And the corn was growing fine
    But that was another place and another time
    This song was submitted on March 23rd, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Tony White, Tony Joe White.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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