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Short-Haired Woman Blues

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    September 20, 2015 4:38 PM PDT

    Met her on a harvest moon once upon a time in the Midwest

    She told me as we stole away that she was freer than all the rest

    With her hair cut like a farm boy and her cards so close to her vest

    Just how much harm she could do me, no I never would have guessed



    Don’t go chasing wild ponies, they’re half crazy and they run

    Don’t go loving short-haired women, they’re gonna leave you crying

    After thinking it was all in fun


    We came upon a boomer’s shack, she broke the windows just because

    And there along the railroad track she laid me down, that’s how she was

    With the first rush of the freight train there was rain on the high summer corn

    Oh it’s just a game she told me; I said no, I am reborn



    Mmm all in fun


    As for her whereabouts, I hear she’s living in Baton Rouge

    Giving all those Creole men the short-haired woman blues



    The short-haired woman blues

    This post was edited by gibsongirl at September 23, 2015 9:45 AM PDT
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    October 1, 2015 6:19 AM PDT

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