JUICY JOHN PINK'S LIVE '77  - the lyrics page

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1) anna & emma  -                                                  for lyrics to this song click here



2)  death of a hobo  -  

oh come, oh come, emanuel
and ransom captive israel
that mourns in lowly exile here
until the son of man appear
rejoice, rejoice, emanuel
will come to thee, oh israel


the orange blossom special
is a'ballin' up the Bowery
all air horn, rush and thunder
past the Palace Hotel

in that second story flop
Perry Como, with a mop
is already cleanin' up
the muscatel

that's where you dropped your bottle
when that trucker hit the throttle
and you lay all still and crumpled
at the top of the stairs

now the ambulance is waiting
for the short ride up to Bellevue
but that won't change the verdict
when they get you there

it's just one last mercy mission
and it's just a rubber stamp
on the record of your DOA
condition

'cause you won't be comin' back
except one time in the obits
of the Hobo Gazette
final edition

as they carry through the door
'cross your last three squares of sidewalk
your Echo Harp slip
from your inside pocket

along with your effects
one dirty racing form
one billfold, very flat
one broken locket

oh, is this what laid you low, my friend
is this what left you lyin'
what broke your heart
and drove you to despair

why, it's only a gambler's itch
just a worn out dollar bill
just a picture of someone
with a ribbon in her hair

why then, oh susanna
don't you cry for me
i come from Alabama
with my banjo on my knee

oh susanna,
don't you cry for me
i'm goin' to Louisiana
my true love for to see.




3)  get in a groove  -                                               for lyrics to this song click here




4) gypsy dance  -                                                    for lyrics to this song click here



5)  how could i ever leave you  -                           for lyrics to this song click here




6)  made in chicago  -                                            for lyrics to this song click here



7) overweight in california  -                                for lyrics to this song click here



8)  ring of keys  -                                                    for lyrics to this song click here



9)  sit down stranger  -                                          for lyrics to this song click here



10)  street racer  -                                                  for lyrics to this song click here



11)  the wheel  -                                                      for lyrics to this song click here



12)  three steps  -                                                    for lyrics to this song click here



13)  to sarah  -                                                       for lyrics to this song click here



14)  walk on the water  -                                      for lyrics to this song click here



15) what will  be divided  -  



oh, what will be divided
when the time for parting comes?
what will be divided
when it comes to yours and mine?
how shall we separate
what we are from what we own?
and who will count the cost
when every farthing is laid down ?
and who will count the cost
when the last farthing is laid down?

if the laughter be too hearty
then our clerk may be deceived
turn two pages o'er together
in the column, accounts received
if a tear fall on the ledger
will the reckoning still be true?
will it not blot out some property
that's accrued to me or you?

then who will strike a balance
'twixt the tithing and the time?
tell the value of each moment
when it come to your and mine?
and we may both feel cheated
and we may both feel sad
if we are not properly credited
to the sum of what we had.

what can be divided
will be piled here and there
item: a broken Cuckoo clock
i've time now to repair
so here, take back your loneliness
and give to me my pain
oh, your mare is in the meadow, dear
she's standing in the rain

what cannot be divided
is a cloth that has no seam
the warp and woof were me and you
we wove it in a dream
our love it was the shuttle, see
where it's spilled upon the floor
alas, the loom is silent now
and the colors come no more

oh, what will be divided
when the time for parting comes?
what will be divided
when it comes to yours and mine?
how shall we separate
what we are from what we own?
and who will count the cost
when every farthing is laid down ?
and who will count the cost
when the last farthing is laid down?


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