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Dukkha's Nemesis

Jackie Was Cry'n

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Patty Morris
Patty Morris & Dukkha's Nemesis

Story

7 yo Ali writes a song   

"Mommy, I wrote a blues song," said 7 year old Ali.

And she had.

Indeed, she had.

Lyrics

JACKIE WAS CRY'N

©2008, Ali Donahue & Patty Morris

 

IT ALL STARTED WHEN

JACKIE WAS CRY'N

 'N I WAS DOIN THE BLUES

  I WAS DOIN THE BLUES

  DOIN THE BLUES

MAMA WAS BUSY IN THE KITCHEN

'N I WAS DOIN THE BLUES

 

JACKIE WAS CRY'N

MAMA WAS SAD

PAPA WAS GONE

SISTER WAS MAD

SHE WAS OUT CRUISIN WITH HER BOYFRIEND

ALL NIGHT LONG

I JUST KEPT PLAYIN ON MY GUITAR

SINGING A SONG (it went like)

 

JACKIE WAS CRY'N (oh she was cry'n)

MAMA GONNA SIGH WHEN SHE HEARS HER BABY CRY (Cry'n)

JACKIE WAS CRY’N!

RIVER GONNA FLOW WHEN SHE LET THE TEARS GO

 

BROTHER WAS FIGHTIN FOR HIS LIFE

AT THE LOCAL RING

BUT LORD KNOWS BROTHER’S GETTING OLDER

BARELY MAKIN A LIVING

SISTER WAS CRUISIN – ALL NIGHT LONG

I JUST KEPT PLAYIN ON MY GUITAR, SINGIN A SONG (it went like)

 

JACKIE WAS CRY’N…(Oh, she was cry'n)

MAMA GONNA SIGH WHEN SHE HEARS HER BABY CRY (Oh, she was cry'n)

RIVER GONNA FLOW WHEN SHE LET THE TEARS GO

JACKIE WAS CRY’N 

LORD KNOWS PAPA NEVER DID MUCH FOR US, ANYWAY

OUT ON THE TOWN AND HE NEVER COME AROUND

WHEN THERE WAS BILLS TO PAY

BANKER KEPT KNOCKIN AT THE DOOR

TO GET BACK WHAT HE OWN

MAMA TURNED OUT THE LIGHT, SHE CRAWLIN ON THE FLOOR

SHE CAN’T PAY THE LOAN

 

SISTER WAS CRUISIN – ALL NIGHT LONG

I JUST KEPT PLAYIN ON MY GUITAR, SINGIN A SONG (it went like)

 

JACKIE WAS CRY'N (Oh, she was cryin)

MAMA GONNA SIGH WHEN SHE HEARS HER BABY CRY

(Jackie was cryin)

JACKIE WAS CRY'N

RIVER GONNA FLOW WHEN SHE LET THE TEARS GO, go, go, GO!

 

mama was busy in the kitchen

(jackie was cry'n) 

…  ‘JACKIE! MAMA! PAPA! SISTER!’