San Francisco Fan Lyrics

Joe Jackson


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 5 in album Jumpin’ Jive
release date: 1981
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length: 4:30

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Loved a no-good gamblin' man
She drank the coffee dregs
So she could fry his eggs In a golden frying pan

Can-can-ed by command Of the Gold Rush Cafe Clan
She gave her man her pay
He gambled it away
Playing Chinatown fan-tan

Once they caught him cheatin'
And he knew that he was beaten
When a miner aimed a pistol at his head
Fanny when she'd seen him Ran and jumped right in between 'em
And she stopped a dozen slugs of poison lead

There was Fanny dyin'
While a hundred men stood cryin'
And the angels up above were cryin' too
When seven horses started draggin'
Fanny's coffin in a wagon
Through a dusty Californian avenue

San Francisco Fan
Gave her life to save her man
A man who wasn't worth
A shovelful of earth
From the grave of San Francisco Fan

San Francisco Fan
Loved a no-good gamblin' man
She drank the coffee dregs
So she could fry his eggs
In a golden frying pan

San Francisco Fan
Gave her life to save her man
A man who wasn't worth
A shovelful of earth
From the grave of San Francisco Fan



Track Listing

  • 1 Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid
  • 2 Jack, You’re Dead
  • 3 Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby
  • 4 We the Cats (Shall Hep Ya)
  • 5 San Francisco Fan
  • 6 Five Guys Named Moe
  • 7 Jumpin’ Jive
  • 8 You Run Your Mouth (And I’ll Run My Business)
  • 9 What’s the Use of Getting Sober (When You’re Gonna Get Drunk Again)
  • 10 You’re My Meat
  • 11 Tuxedo Junction
  • 12 How Long Must I Wait for You