Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash – Mean eyed cat


I gave my woman half my money at the general store I said, "Now buy a little
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groceries, and don't spend no more." But she paid ten dollars for a ten cent hat
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And bought some store bought cat food for that mean eyed cat.

When I woke up this mornin' and I turned my head There wasn't a cotton pickin'
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thing on her side of the bed I found a little old note where her head belonged It
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said, "Dear John, honey, baby, I'm long gone."

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When I heard a whistle blowin', and the big wheels a-turnin' I was scared as I
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could be I put on my overalls and I headed to town Gonna bring her back with me.

I asked the man down at the station if he'd seen her there I told him all about
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her pretty eyes and long, blonde hair He spit his tobacco, said, "I'll be dad
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blamed...... I b'lieve I did see her leavin' on the east bound train."

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I bought a round trip ticket on the east bound train I was broke as I could be But
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when I come back, I gotta buy another ticket, gonna bring her back with me.

Well, I got off the train somewhere in Arkansas And I worked up the guts to call
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my Mother-In-Law She said, "I'll tell you where she is, if you act right." "She's
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workin' four to twelve at Trucker's World tonight."

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When I walked in she saw me, and she took off her apron And she grabbed her
goin' home hat ,she bought a ticket with her tips and now we're curled up on the
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sofa, me and her and that mean eyed cat

the rest of the song just jams on E

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