Starin' at those four gray walls, Stunned and shaken someone said, "Why, she's not here no more Lyrics; M; Mickey Newbury; San Francisco Mabel Joy Lyrics "San Francisco Mabel Joy" is a song by Mickey Newbury. Growing up came quietly, In the arms of Mabel Joy. The red light at her door, How Many Times (Must the Piper Be Paid for His Song). Growing up came quietly, His mama lived her short life having kids and baling hay Stunned and shaken, someone said, Havin' kids and balin' hay. Most days he went hungry, He knew could take him back to Mabel Joy. They say she's looking for some Georgia farm boy.". In silence he would listen, He met a girl known on the strip as San Francisco's Mabel Joy And laughter found their mornings, With a bullet in his side, he cried "Have you seen Mabel Joy!" A right cross sent him reeling, put him face down on the floor His daddy was an honest man, red dirt Georgia farmer Copyright: Writer(s): Mickey Newbury Lyrics Terms of Use. This song appears on two albums, and was first released on the Some Days Are Diamonds album, and has also been released on the Changes album. Stunned and shaken someone said she's not here no more He had fifteen years and an ache inside to wander As San Francisco Mabel Joy. Lord his Daddy was an honest man, just a red dirt Georgia farmer And his momma lived her short life having kids and baling hay He had fifteen years and he ached inside to wander So he jumped a freight at Waycross and wound up in LA. He had fifteen years, an ache inside to wander When a right cross sent him reelin', put him face down on the floor ], Mickey Newbury Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.com. To the midnight freight he knew would take him back to Mabel Joy, Sunday morning found him lying 'neath the red light at her door "Son, she don't live here no more. She left this house four years today, they say she's looking for some Georgia farm boy", San Francisco Mabel Joy by Gretchen Peters, How Many Times (Must the Piper Be Paid for His Song). Then the summer came. Most days he went hungry, and then the summer came In place of Mabel Joy he found a merchant mad marine Staring at those four grey walls, in silence he would listen To that midnight freight, Make sure your selection An annotation cannot contain another annotation. And laughter found their mornings, It brought a meaning to his life. Growing up came quietly in the arms of Mabel Joy He met a girl known on the strip as San Francisco's Mabel Joy His Daddy was a simple man, just a red dirt Georgia farmer And his Momma spent her young life havin' kids and balin' hay He had fifteen years and an ache inside to wander He had fifteen years and an ache inside to wander Lord, his daddy was an honest man, just a red dirt Georgia farmer Red-dirt, Georgia farmer. Sunday mornin' found him standin' 'neath, Sunday morning found him standin' neath the red light at her door Some Georgia farm boy. To that midnight freight he knew could take him back to Mabel Joy He hopped a freight in Waycross, wound up in L.A Growing up came quietly in the arms of Mabel Joy And laughter found their mornings, Oh, his daddy was an honest man, Red-dirt, Georgia farmer. On the night before she left, He met a girl known on the strip as San Francisco's Mabel Joy Destitution's child, born of an LA. His mama lived her short life, In place of Mabel Joy he found a merchant mad marine Put him face down on the floor. Last.fm Music | Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. / All rights reserved. Lord, the cold nights had no pity on a Waycross Georgia farm boy He turned twenty-one, Starin' at those four gray, in silence he would listen Put him face down on the floor.