Me And Kettle Joe

Lyrics: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay
Music: Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay

I saw the light in the dark eyes of Kettle Joe
Tapping his foot on the floor
Picking away as I walked past the door
Then I heard the strum of an angel through a guitar man
Fooling around with his tone
Stuck in my shoes, I was chilled to my bones

So I, I, I, well I had to stay
Holding my breath to hear more
Straining my ear as I stood at the door
Then he looked at me across the room, this Kettle Joe
Taking me so by surprise
I heard him say with a grin in his eye

Itís alright now
Gets a little crazy, but itís alright, yeah
When musicís playing you know itís alright

Joe motioned to me with a matchbook and a cigarette
Leaning inside to see more
I stumbled in through a magical door
Sounds of a thousand lands flew off the hands of Kettle Joe
Playing a song all his own
I closed my eyes and was still as a stone

Then I, I, I, well I had to move
Finding my feet on the ground
I took a breath and I slipped through the crowd
Come sing with me some harmony, said Kettle Joe
Taken again by surprise
I took a chance and laid it all on the line

Singing itís alright now
Gets a little crazy but itís alright, yeah
The musicís playing, and itís alright

Itís alright now
Gets a little crazy but itís alright, yeah
When the musicís playing, you know itís alright

Yes, I heard the cry of an angel and a guitar man
Sung in a voice all his own
Real as a flaw in a rare and precious stone
I saw the light in the dark eyes of Kettle Joe
Leaving a tale to be told
True as the day I was young and when Iím old

I remember, itís alright now
Gets a little crazy but itís alright, yeah
The musicís playing, and itís alright

Well you know itís alright
And I know itís alright

Well you know, itís alright
And I know itís alright
And I know itís alright
[etc]
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2008 Donna Jean And The Tricksters Donna Jean And The Tricksters

 


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