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Shoeless Joe

(Rachel Harrington)
May 1, 2007
There's a terrific PBS series on the history of baseball - absolutely brilliant! Highly recommended!!
Shoeless Joe

Never had no money, no place to go
‘til I left the corn fields of Ohio
I was gonna get rich on this game I play
Make it to the big leagues and come back someday
Momma said don’t leave son, now don’t you go
I said now you can hear me on the radio

She said
hey Joe say it ain’t so
tell me it ain’t true
Tears me up
how you can do what you do
Throw away all this that belongs to you
And it don’t seem like you
No it don't seem like you

The boys treated me real good, I can’t complain
Even when they asked me throw the game
Did the best I could but let a few get by
Press lit me up for that, made my Momma cry
But I left the courthouse with my good name
‘til a boy looked up at me handin' me my shame

He said
hey Joe say it ain’t so
tell me it ain’t true
Tears me up
how you can do what you do
Throw away all this that belongs to you
And it don’t seem like you
No it don’t seem like you
No it don’t seem like you