HEY JOE.


HEY JOE

GOT A LIGHT

HOW MANY TIMES WAS THAT SAID AT NIGHT

BY SOME YOUNG GIRL NEEDING HER RENT

PANDERING TO WHATEVER THEIR BENT

NEEDING SIXPENCE

TO FEED HER CHILD

DOING THINGS THAT WE WOULD THINK WILD

NEARLY FAINTING

WHEN OFFERED TEN SHILLING

AND THOUGH NOT EAGER SHE

COULD PRETEND TO BE WILLING

BUT SMILING WHEN HE SAID

GO HOME MY DAUGHTER

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT

YOU SHOULDN`T OUGHTA

GET INTO AT ALL IN YOUR LIFE

GO FIND A GOOD MAN

AND BECOME A GOOD WIFE.

SO WITH HER HEAD HELD HIGHER

AND COAL ON THE FIRE

AND A QUART OF THE FINEST GIN

THE END WOULD BEGIN

TO BEGIN AT THE END

AND ONCE AGAIN SHE WOULD WEARILY WEND

HER WAY THROUGH GRIMY STREETS

MORE IS THE PITY

DOING WHAT SHE COULD

TO SURVIVE

IN THIS COLD LONELY CITY

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