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Window Hatchet Blues

Lord if i was the devil 
i'd put a curse on you
if i was an angel 
lord i'd curse you too

i'm gonna buy a chevy 
and a new black ford
i'm gonna drop an engine 
on my baby's front door

i invented asia 
filled the sea of japan
sold egypt to the kaiser
crowned the shah of iran

the rooster crows at midnight
wolf howls at noon
smoke rising from the mountains
earthquakes on the moon

she took a hatchet from the window
cut her long yellow hair
lord i miss my baby
she gone off somewhere

the straight man's crazy
and the drunk man's sane
dreaming in a  bed of cotton
on a saigon train