John Wesley Harding Was a friend to the poor He traveled with a gun in every hand All along this countryside He opened a many a door But he was never known To hurt an honest man
It was down in Chaynee County A time they talk about With his lady by his side He took a stand And soon the situation there Was all but straightened out For he was always known To lend a helping hand
All across the telegraph His name it did resound But no charge held against him Could they prove And there was no man around Who could track or chain him down He was never known To make a foolish move
Writer/s: BOB DYLAN
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management
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Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia.