Maya Angelou - ''Run Joe'' (Miss Calypso)





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Published on Apr 30, 2011

'Miss Calypso' - Maya Angelou (1957) -- I don't own this song!
No Copyright infringement intended. (c) Maya Angelou, Scamp Records/Rev-Ola.

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Loey, Loey, Loey, Loey, Loey-boy,
Joey, Joey, Joey, Joey,
Mo and Joe run the candy store,
Tellin' fortune behind a door,
The cops grabbed Mo, and as Joe ran out,
Brother Mo he began to shout,
Run Joe, hey 'The Man's" at the door,
Run Joe "The Man" he won't let me go, Run Joe,
Run Joe, run as fast as you can, Run Joe de police holdin' me hand',

Loey, Loey, Loey, Loey, Loey,

Hide the crystal ball by de fence, So dey won't find no evidence,
Get somebody to tell a lie, So I'll have me an alibi,
Hurry home and get in your bed, Call the doctor and tie your head,
Get somebody to go my bail, Don't want to stay in that rotten jail,
And, Run Joe, while the man's at the door, Run Joe,
The Man he won't let me go, Run Joe, Run Joe, as fast as you can,
Run Joe, these people is holdin' me' hand,

Joey, Joey, Joey, Joey, Joey
When they take me before the Sarge,
I am going to deny the charge,
When the judge ask me how I plee,
Not guilty judge, most decidely,
You can see judge, ... At-the-glance,
I'm just a victim of circumstance,
Run Joe, while the man at the door,
Run Joe, the man he won't let me go,
Run Joe, Run Joe as fast as you can,
Run Joe this police holding me' hand,

Ain'tcha momma don' told ya?,
Ain'tcha she don' scold ya' and scold ya?
Ain'tcha she don' warned ya' before Joe?,
If they capture, you run Joe,

Run Joe, Run Joe, Run Joe, Run Joe,
Ohhhhhh........ those police gonna be catching up with Joe,
Joe run too slow.


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