"Juanita" as written by Christopher Hillman and Gram Parsons....
No affection were the words
That stuck on my mind
When she walked out on me
For the very last time
Oh mamma sweet mamma
Can you tell me what to say
I don't know what I've done
To be treated this way
In a cold dirty room
That's where I found myself
With a bottle of wine
And some pills off the shelf

Oh mamma sweet mamma
Can you tell me what to say
I don't know what I've done
And I'm feeling so ashamed

Then an angel appeared
She was just 17
In a dirty old gown
With a conscious so clean
Oh mamma sweet mamma
Can you tell me what to say
She's brought back the life
That I once threw away
She's brought back the life
That I once threw away


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"Juanita" as written by Gram Parsons Christopher Hillman

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    General Comment"Juanita was the sister of Arlo Guthrie’s wife. She was a great gal. She was at the Troubadour, one of the watering holes we used to go to all the time. There was a house we were living at in the valley. At the time, she was exactly as the song says – we were down in the dumps. We both could relate to this loneliness: “Then an angel appeared, she was just 17.” I don’t think she was really 17."-chris hillman
    limerenceon September 27, 2014   Link

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