Jack O'Diamonds Lyrics

Fairport Convention


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Ben Carruthers, Bob Dylan
album: Track 5 in album Fairport Convention
release date: 1968-6
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genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:32
lyricist: Ben Carruthers, Bob Dylan
composer: Troy Kennedy Martin

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Jack O'Diamonds, on the move

Jack O'Diamonds, one-eyed knave
On the move, hits the street
Bumps his head, on the ground
Well, he's a scout, you're born to lose
Shouldn't stay

Jack O'Diamonds is a hard card to play

Jack O'Diamonds, yeah Jack O'Diamonds
This one-eyed prince, wears a single love
Oh sure, he's not that lovely
Jack O'Diamonds broke my hand
Left me here to stand

Jack O'Diamonds is a hard card to land

Jack O'Diamonds is a hard card
Jack O'Diamonds is a high card
Jack O'Diamonds is a hard card
But it ain't hard enough

Jack O'Diamonds can open for riches
Jack O'Diamonds but then it switches
Color by picture but it's only a ten
Jack O'Diamonds, yeah Jack O'Diamonds

Jack O'Diamonds is a hard card to play

Jack O'Diamonds, yeah Jack O'Diamonds
This one-eyed prince, wears a single love
Oh sure, he's not that lovely
Jack O'Diamonds broke my hand
Left me here to stand

Jack O'Diamonds is a hard card to play

Jack O'Diamonds is a hard card
Jack O'Diamonds is a high card
Jack O'Diamonds is a hard card
But it ain't hard enough

Jack O'Diamonds can open for riches
Jack O'Diamonds but then it switches
Color by picture but it's only a ten
Jack O'Diamonds


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Time Will Show the Wiser
  • 2 I Don't Know Where I Stand
  • 3 If ( Stomp )
  • 4 Decameron
  • 5 Jack O'Diamonds
  • 6 Portfolio
  • 7 Chelsea Morning
  • 8 Sun Shade
  • 9 The Lobster
  • 10 It's Alright Ma, It's Only Witchcraft
  • 11 One Sure Thing
  • 12 M.1 Breakdown