(Tony Joe White)
Durée : 3'40
|It was said of the sheriff to Calhoun Parish |
Not to ever touch his daughter Anna-Lee,
For to look at her with lustful eyes was certain
To get you a time in the penitentiary.
It was true, she was quite hilarious
It was true, she had eyes for me;
Then one night at a dance she walked up to me
And ask me would I, please, meet her down by the creek
As I listened to her dangerous proposal
I thought about the high sheriff catching me;
As I shook my head and quietly left the party,
I heard her laugh and say "You'll be sorry"
Then came upon my door a loud disturbance,
I opened it to the sheriff and his deputy.
He said, "Son, did you molest my daughter?"
I said, "Sheriff, I do not know of what you speak."
Then he grabbed me roughly by the collar
And he flung me sprawling out into the street;
There were days in the jail with claustrophobia
And all on that kind of a beach Anna-Lee.
When I finally worked a bar loose from my window
And I made my way into the woods of Calhoun,
Late at night I came upon the cabin;
It was the home of Jaime Cross, a friend I knew.
Would you mind if I sat down at your table
'Cause it's been a while since I've had time to eat
And I'll pay y'all back when I'm able,
But right now the high sheriff is after me.
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|Le + Infos|
|La fille du sheriff figure sur la 2e face de l'album "Home made ice cream" (LP 90608). Ce titre est une reprise d'"High Sheriff of Calhoun Parish" (1970) de l'américain Country Blues Tony Joe White, qui a d'ailleurs collaboré à la réalisation de l'album "Home made ice cream". Dans cet album, Joe Dassin rerend quelques classiques de Tony Joe. |
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Dernière mise à jour le 25 mars 2012
- Destination Blue Country pour Tony Joe White et Joe Dassin 25/03/2012