Bob Dylan – Diamond Joe Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
Now There's a man you'll hear about
Most anywhere you go
And his holdings are in Texas
And his name is Diamond Joe

[Verse 2]
And he carries all his money
In a diamond-studded jar
He never took much trouble
With the process of the law

[Verse 3]
I hired out to Diamond Joe, boys
Did offer him my hand
He gave a string of horses
So old they could not stand

[Verse 4]
And I nearly starved to death, boys
He did mistreat me so
And I never saved a dollar
In the pay of Diamond Joe

[Verse 5]
Now his bread it was corn dodger
And his meat you couldn't chaw
Nearly drove me crazy
With the wagging of his jaw

[Verse 6]
And the telling of his story
Mean to let you know
That there never was a rounder
That could lie like Diamond Joe

Instrumental

[Verse 7]
Now, I tried three times to quit him
But he did argue so
I'm still punching cattle
In the pay of Diamond Joe

[Verse 8]
And when I'm called up yonder
And it's my time to go
Give my blankets to my buddies
Give the fleas to Diamond Joe

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