Jennings Waylon – San Francisco Mabel Joy tab

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
*************** SAN FRANCISCO MABEL JOY ***************

performed by Waylon Jennings.

Capo on the 3rd fret.

Verse 1:
             A                        D                 A
	His daddy was a honest man,a red dirt Georgia farmer
	His mama lived a short life having kids and bailing hay
                A                 D              A
	He had fifteen years of ache inside to wander
                                             E           A
	He jumped a freight in Waycross and wound up in L.A.

Verse 2:
             A                               D                    A
	The cold nights had no pity on that Waycross Georgia farm boy
	Most days he went hungry,then the summer came
            A                                D                   A
	He met a girl known on the strip as San Francisco Mabel Joy
                                       E                   A
	Destitutions child born on an L.A. street called shame

Verse 3:
            D                                         A
	Growing up came quietly in the arms of Mabel Joy
	Laughter found their mornings it brought new meaning to his life
             D                                                              A
	The night before she left sleep came and found that Waycross country boy
                                           E           A
	With dreams of Georgia cotton and California wine

Verse 4:
           D                                                  A
	Sunday morning found him beneath the red light at her door
	A right cross sent him reeling and put him face down on the floor
             D                                       A
	Inplace of Mabel Joy he found a merchant mad marine
	He said your Georgia neck is red,but sonny you're still green

Verse 5:
            A                     D                  A
	He turned twenty-one in grey rock federal prison
	The judge had no mercy on this Waycross,Georgia boy
           A                                 D                  A
	Staring at those four grey wall in silence,Lord he listened
	To the midnight freight he knew could take him back to Mabel Joy

Verse 6:
           D                                                   A
	Sunday morning found him beneath the red light at her door
	With a bullet in his side he cried,have you seen Mabel Joy
          D                                                    A
	Stunned and shaken someone said she don't live here no more
	She left this house four years ago she was looking for
	Some Georgia farm boy

Thanks to David M. Potter ( for the lyrics.
Perret Charles-Amir :
Please rate this tab: