San Francisco Mable Joy chords by John Denver
Released in 1981 on Johns Some Days Are Diamonds album, San Francisco Mable Joy.
- Tuning: Standard tuning
- Difficulty: Novice
San Francisco Mable Joy John Denver Intro DD GG DD His Daddy was an honest man just a red dirt Georgia farmer AA His mother lived her short life havin` kids and bailing hay DD GG DD He had fifteen years and he ached inside to wander AA DD So He jumped a freight in Waycross wound up in L.A. GG DD Cold nights had no pity on a Waycross Georgia farm boy AA Most days he went hungry then the summer came DD GG DD He met a girl known on the strip as San Francisco Mabel Joy AA DD Destitutions child born of an L.A. street called shame GG DD Growin` up came easy in the arms of Mabel Joy AA Laughter found their mornings brought a meaning to his life GG DD Yes The night before she left sleep came and gave that Waycross country boy AA DD AA dream of Georgia cotton and a California wife GG DD Sunday mornin` found him standing neath the red light at her door AA When AA right cross sent him reelin` put him face down on the floor GG DD In place of Mabel Joy he found a merchant mad marine AA DD Who growled your Georgia neck is red ah but sonny you`re still green GG DD He turned twenty one in a grey rock Federal Prison AA The old Judge had no mercy for a Waycross country boy DD GG DD Staring at those four grey walls in silence Lord he just listened AA To the midnight freight he knew could take him back to Mabel Joy GG DD Sunday mornin` found him lying neath the red light at her door AA With a bullet in his side he cried have you seen Mabel Joy GG DD Stunned and shaken someone said why she don`t live here no more AA She left this house four years today they say she???s looking for DD Some Georgia farm boy