Who Sang Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues? Judy Collins

Judy Collins Living cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Vocal/Folk
length: 6:45
Some other versions of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"

Lyrics
When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outa you

Now if you see Saint Annie
Please tell her thanks a lot
I cannot move
My fingers are all in a knot
I don't have the strength
To get up and take another shot
And my best friend, my doctor
Won't even say what it is I've got

Sweet Melinda
The peasants call her the goddess of gloom
She speaks good English
And she invites you up into her room
And you're so kind
And careful not to go to her too soon
And she steals your voice
And leaves you howling at the moon

Up on Housing Project Hill
It's either fortune or fame
You must pick up one or the other
Though neither of them are to be what they claim
If you're lookin' to get silly
You better go back to from where you came
Because the cops don't need you here
And man they expect the same

Now all the authorities
They just stand around and boast
How they blackmailed the sergeant-at-arms
Into getting up and leaving his post
And picking up Angel who
Just arrived down here from the coast
Who looked so fine at first
But left looking just like a ghost

I started out on burgundy
But soon hit the harder stuff
Everybody said they'd stand behind me
When the game got rough
But it was all a big joke
There was nobody even there to bluff
I'm going back to New York City
I do believe I've had enough

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Joan of Arc
  • 2 Four Strong Winds
  • 3 Vietnam Love Song
  • 4 Innisfree
  • 5 Song for Judith (Open the Door)
  • 6 All Things Are Quite Silent
  • 7 Easy Times
  • 8 Chelsea Morning
  • 9 Blue Raincoat
  • 10 Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

  • Release information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin