Carey

Album: Blue (1971)
Charted: 93
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  • The wind is in from Africa
    Last night I couldn't sleep
    Oh, you know it sure is hard to leave here, Carey
    But it's really not my home
    My fingernails are filthy
    I've got beach tar on my feet
    And I miss my clean white linen and my fancy French cologne

    Oh Carey, get out your cane (Carey, get out your cane)
    And I'll put on some silver (I'll put on some silver)
    Oh, you're a mean old Daddy, but I like you fine

    Come on down to the Mermaid Cafe
    And I will buy you a bottle of wine
    And we'll laugh and toast to nothing and
    Smash our empty glasses down
    Let's have a round for these freaks and these soldiers
    A round for these friends of mine
    Let's have another round for the bright red devil, who
    Keeps me in this tourist town

    Come on, Carey, get out your cane (Carey, get out your cane)
    And I'll put on some silver (I'll put on some silver)
    Oh, you're a mean old Daddy, but I like you
    I like you, I like you, I like you

    Maybe I'll go to Amsterdam
    Or maybe I'll go to Rome
    And rent me a grand piano and put some flowers 'round my room
    But let's not talk about fare-thee-wells now
    The night is a starry dome
    And they're playin' that scratchy rock and roll
    Beneath the Matala Moon

    Come on, Carey, get out your cane (Carey, get out your cane)
    And I'll put on some silver (I'll put on some silver)
    You're a mean old Daddy, but I like you

    The wind is in from Africa
    Last night I couldn't sleep
    Oh, you know it sure is hard to leave here, but it's
    Really not my home
    Maybe it's been too long a time since I was
    Scramblin' down in the street
    Now they got me used to that clean white linen and that
    Fancy French cologne

    Oh Carey, get out your cane (Carey, get out your cane)
    I'll put on my finest silver (I'll put on some silver)
    We'll go to the Mermaid Cafe, have fun tonight
    I said, oh, you're a mean old Daddy, but you're out of sight Writer/s: Joni Mitchell
    Publisher: O/B/O CAPASSO, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
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  • Clem from NewjerseyI guess you hadda be there.
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