Think I'll up and move to Canada
Think I'll look in my story there
And if the prime minister says he's had enough
I'll go back to St. Johnsberry to breathe the air

That's where I met a girl called Josephine (Josephine the Fair)
They call her Josephine the Fair
She had Manch Vegas written across her back
She just cut off all her hair

We shared a blanket by the tracks in Lebanon, New Hampshire
I could not sleep a better dream
But I never felt so awake in my life
Till I noticed my jacket was gone and so was Josephine

Josephine, Josephine, Josephine
How come you ain't no where to be seen?
Josephine, Josephine, Josephine
How come, how come Josephine?

Soon after she musta' had a change of heart
'Cause as the train caught up speed
Like seeing the moon in the middle of the day
I felt like my feet were just gonna' float away
When I heard her yelling, "Chicoree"
She was takin' off her jacket as she ran
I said, "Forget the jacket, just gimme your hand
I'm getting off at the first stop up in Canada
I can make you happy there."
She said, "It would be a while."
I said, "I'll wait."
She said, "It could be a while."
I said, "I'll wait.
Keep the jacket, just bring it to me someday."

Josephine, Josephine, Josephine
How come you ain't nowhere to be seen?
Josephine, Josephine, Josephine
How come, how come Josephine?

You get caught in a cloud with the rain so loud
That you couldn't hear your up and down, heart speak out
Did you go back to New Hampshire to stay?
Did they catch you at the border and send you to back down?
Should I give up and stop lookin' around
'Cause I'm still waiting till this day

Josephine, Josephine

Josephine, Josephine, Josephine
How come you ain't nowhere to be seen?
Josephine, Josephine, Josephine
How come, how come Josephine?

Josephine the fair
Josephine the fair
Josephine the fair
Josephine the fair


Lyrics submitted by GrizzlyAdamsHadABeard, edited by Cobbweb

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    General Comment*** I couldn't have sleeped a better dream ***

    Other than that first line, I think you've got the rest pretty much all correct.

    Love this song. Of the three I've heard off their new album, this is my favorite.
    qbbloomion July 16, 2012   Link

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