San Francisco Mabel Joy Song Lyrics

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His Daddy was a simple man, just a red dirt Georgia farmer
And his Momma spent her young life having kids and baling hay
He had fifteen years and an ache inside to wander
So he hopped a freight in Way cross and wound up in L.A.

Lord, the cold nights had no pity on a Way cross, Georgia farm boy
Most days he went hungry, then the summer came
He met a girl known on the strip as San Francisco's Mabel Joy
Destitutions child born of an L.A. street called Shame

Growing up came quietly in the arms of Mabel Joy
Laughter found their mornings brought meaning to his life
Yes, the night before she left sleep came and left that Way cross, Georgia boy
With dreams of Georgia cotton and a California wife

Track Listing

  • 1 Some Days Are Diamonds
  • 2 Gravel on the Ground
  • 3 San Francisco Mabel Joy
  • 4 Sleepin' Alone
  • 5 Easy, on Easy Street
  • 6 The Cowboy and the Lady
  • 7 Country Love
  • 8 Till You Opened My Eyes
  • 9 Wild Flowers in a Mason Jar
  • 10 Boy From the Country


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Mickey Newbury
    album: Track 3 in album Some Days Are Diamonds
    release date: 1981-6
    popularity : 42 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Country
    length: 4:04

    Album Information

    country(area): United States
    script: Latin