San Francisco Mabel Joy

John Denver


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Mickey Newbury
album: Track 3 in album Some Days Are Diamonds
release date: 1981-6
popularity : 3 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

Cover Art

John Denver Some Days Are Diamonds cover art


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His Daddy was a simple man, just a red dirt Georgia farmer
He had fifteen years and an ache inside to wander

Most days he went hungry, then the summer came
Destitutions child born of an L.A. street called Shame
Growing up came quietly in the arms of Mabel Joy
Yes, the night before she left sleep came and left that Way cross, Georgia boy

When a right cross sent him reeling, put him face down on the floor
Who growled, your Georgia neck is red but sonny, you're still green
He turned twenty-one in a gray rock federal prison
Staring at those four gray walls in silence he would listen

With a bullet in his side, he cried, Have you seen Mabel Joy?
She left this house four years today, they say she's looking for some Georgia farm boy


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