Jack Straw

Album: Europe '72 (1972)
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  • We can share the women
    We can share the wine
    We can share what we got of yours
    'Cause we done shared all of mine

    Keep a-rolling
    Just a mile to go
    Keep on rolling, my old buddy
    You're moving much too slow

    I just jumped the watchman
    Right outside the fence
    Took his ring, four bucks in change
    It ain't that heaven-sent?

    Hurts my ears to listen
    Burns my eyes to see
    Cut down a man in cold blood, Shannon
    Might as well be me

    We used to play for silver
    Now we play for life
    One's for sport and one's for blood
    At the point of a knife
    Now the die is shaken
    Now the die must fall
    There ain't a winner in the game
    You don't go home with all
    Not with all

    Leaving Texas
    Fourth day of July
    Sun so hot, clouds so low
    The eagles filled the sky

    Catch the Detroit Lightning out of Santa Fe
    Great Northern out of Cheyenne
    From sea to shining sea

    Gotta get to Tulsa
    First train we can ride
    Got to settle one old score
    One small point of pride

    Ain't no place a man can hide, Shannon
    We'll keep you from the sun
    Ain't no bed will give us rest, man
    You keep us on the run

    Jack Straw from Wichita
    Cut his buddy down
    Dug for him a shallow grave
    And laid his body down

    Half a mile from Tucson
    By the morning light
    One man gone and another to go
    My old buddy you're moving much too slow

    We can share the women, we can share the wine Writer/s: Robert C. Hunter, Robert Hall Weir
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Dusty from Idaho The song Jack Straw is about a Hell’s Angels enforcer sent by the Club, to take out two other members for stealing.
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