"Jemima Surrender" as written by Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm....
Jemima Surrender, I'm gonna give it to you,
Ain't no pretender, gonna ride in my canoe
If I were a barker in a girly show,
Tell ya what I'd do, I'd lock the door, tear my shirt and let my river flow
Oh, oh, Sweet Jemima won't'cha come out tonight?
The ground is so warm and the moon is so bright!
Jemima Surrender, that's all you have to do
I'll bring over my Fender
And I'll play all night for you
There's a bird on my head
And his mouth won't talk, won't talk
He's a chump, you know he laughs just like a goose
But he looks like a hawk
Jemima, you know what I'm try'n to say,
Meet me in front and we'll fly away
You can change your name
You can find a new walk
You can change a lock, its all the same
You don't have to give out
If you'll only give in
You can jump and shout
But can't you see girl, that I'm bound to win
Jemima Surrender, I'm gonna give it to you
Ain't no pretender, gonna see my tattoo
I hand you my rod and you hand me that line,
That's what you do, now, we ain't doing much fishin'
Or drinkin' any wine
Sweet Jemima, if I were king
I'd fix you up with a diamond ring

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"Jemima Surrender" as written by Robbie Robertson Levon Helm

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    General Commentfreakin excellent song. I would vote for a law requiring every 15 year old to listen to this song twice on their birthday. The lack of exposure to real good music is sad for ever new generation. Wish people could experience the band like I got to because of my father. Damn what a great album this was.
    AlkalineTrioFanon August 16, 2011   Link

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