Black Jack David Lyrics - Carlene Carter feat. Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson Carter Girl cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2014-4-8
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:49
writer: [traditional]
Black Jack David came riding through the woods
And he sang so loud and gaily
Made the hills around him ring
And he charmed the heart of a lady. [2x]

"How old are you my pretty little miss
How old are you my honey?"
She answered him with a silly little smile
"I'll be sixteen next Sunday". [2x]

"Come go with me my pretty little miss
Come go with me my honey
I'll take you across the deep blue sea
Where you never shall want for money." [2x]

She pulled off her high-heeled shoes
They were made of Spanish leather
She put on those low-heeled shoes
And they both rode off together. [2x]

"Last night I lay on a warm feather bed
Beside my husband and baby
Tonight I lay on the cold, cold ground
By the side of Black Jack David." [2x]

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CD 1
  • 1 Little Black Train
  • 2 Give Me the Roses
  • 3 Me and the Wildwood Rose
  • 4 Blackie’s Gunman
  • 5 I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight
  • 6 Poor Old Heartsick Me
  • 7 Troublesome Waters
  • 8 Lonesome Valley 2003
  • 9 Tall Lover Man
  • 10 Gold Watch and Chain
  • 11 Black Jack David
  • 12 I Ain’t Gonna Work Tomorrow