"Diamond Joe" as written by and Logan....
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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"Diamond Joe" as written by Jack Elliott


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    General Commenti love this song. it's one of his newer songs that i actually like. it's a "prettier" song than we're used to from mr. zimmerman. you can hear passion and emotion in this song, whereas most of his other newer stuff is "music for the sake of making music" in my opinion. i haven't listened to his brand new album yet; maybe i'll change my mind about the current dylan.
    thethiefkindlyspokeon April 29, 2009   Link

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