Shel Silverstein

Come After Jinny

He'll be comin' down the road at the break of day His head thrown back and his guns tied low He's comin' after Jinny wants to take her away but I ain't gonna let her go Oh he boasted in town but she loved him he said she'd be his with the sun He said anyone try to stop him would be just one more notch on his gun They say that he's headstrong and handsome his hair's blowin' wild and free And they got a hold I ain't comin' cause he's a lot younger than me And he'll be comin' down the road... He hasn't had much education he ain't worked a day in his life He's livin' with some older woman they say she's another man's wife But she wants him needs him and loves him she buys him his clothes and his meals When she finds he's gone she'll be prayin' and Lord I know just how she feels Because he's comin' down the road... The sun's at his back as he's comin' the smile is cruel on his lip His right hand is slowly descendin' to the sixgun that rest on his hip Then his lower lip strated tremble and he started cryin' as he looked up at me And I picked him up I said son you're only four years old And you know Jinny's only three So come on in the house and have some cookies and milk And he did and the tears turned to smiles And I called up his mama I drove him home And Jinny's safe at least for a little while

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