Jerry Rivers, The Drifting Cowboys Old Joe Clark cover

Old Joe Clark
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Old Joe Clark, the preacher's son
Preached all over the plain
The only text he ever knew
Was high low jack and the game
Verse 0
Fare thee well Old Joe Clark
Fare thee well I'm bound
Fare thee well Old Joe Clark
Goodbye Betsy Brown
Verse 2
Old Joe Clark had a mule
His name was Morgan Brown
And every tooth in that mule's head
Was sixteen inches round
Verse 3
Verse 4
Old Joe Clark had a yellow cat
She would neither sing nor pray
Stuck her head in a buttermilk jar
And washed her sins away
Verse 5
Verse 6
Old Joe Clark had a house
Fifteen stories high
And every story in that house
Was filled with chicken pie
Verse 7
Verse 8
I went down to Old Joe's house
He invited me to supper
I stumped my toe on the table leg
And stuck my nose in the butter
Verse 9
Verse 10
Wished I had a sweetheart
Put her on the shelf
And every time she'd smile at me
I'd get up there myself
Verse 11

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