Carmelita

Down along the railroad track
I ran into my old friend Jack
He was dressed in his Sunday best
but his face was mad and his eyes was a daze

He said `I lost Marina
and the last place that I'd seen her
she was making off
with my best friend'

I took him to the water
I spent fifty dollars
on something that would take him to the moon

Well he must have gone to heaven
cuz just before I left him
I tried to wake him up
but he would not move

So come on Carmelita,
you drunk too much
and I can see that
soon you're gonna need a breath of air

We'll dance across the wheatfields
There's a place I know just east of here
It wouldn't take too long to (____?)

We'll sleep out on the ground
and in the morning when we wake up
we'll leave town

And I picked my last tobacco leaf
Soaking wet up to my knees
out there before the sun has (arise?)

You can have a drink of water
but don't you look at my daughter
or I'll come down there and cut you with this knife

So come on Carmelita
You drunk too much
and I can see that
soon you're gonna need a breath of air

We'll dance across the wheatfields
There's a place I know just east of here
It wouldn't take too long to (____?)

We'll sleep out on the ground
and in the morning when we wake up
we'll leave town

There ain't any flat man
but if you are a black man
they'll put you on a plane
back from where you're from

We'll sleep out on the ground
and in the morning when we wake up
we'll leave town


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