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The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Tom Russell
Language: English


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Dedicata a Mary Harris Jones, nota come Mother Jones, (Cork, 1º maggio 1837 – Silver Spring, 30 novembre 1930), una sindacalista e operaia statunitense di origine irlandese, membro dell'IWW.



Three weeks out of prison
He drives the cold Missouri night
there's strip malls and abandoned mines
Out on the left and the right
He drives into Mt. Olive and
the Becker Funeral Home
Where his daddy's lyin' with a cold hard stare,
Black lung and broken bones

The most dangerous woman in America
is buried on the edge of town
and looks upon other miners going down.

It's darker than a dungeon down
in those abandoned mines
he's drunk in the House of Knowledge
playin' 16 tons a thousand times
It's colder than a witch's tit
when the wind blows through these streets
old miner men at the legion bar
they're starin' at their feet

The most dangerous woman in America
is buried on the edge of town
and looks upon other miners going down.

Well the wind blows through the empty rooms
of a cooperation farm
there's a little blue man on the kitchen floor
shooting sparks into his arms
there's a three car funeral rolling by
out on the county line
bye bye daddy you're heaven-bound
but right now so mine.

The most dangerous woman in America
is buried on the edge of town
next to the grave where they lay his daddy down.

That night in the House of Knowledge
he buys him a .38
and drives out to the discount liquor store
on the interstate.
The most dangerous woman in America
has a tear frozen in her eyes
for the sons and daughters of miner men
who lost their way tonight.

Well bullets fly and a one man dies
and one drives off alone
to the cemetery midnight and the
grave of mother jones
he whispers low his daddy's name and
"mother i come to pray (and pay)
for all you've done for the miner men
back in the bygone days".

The most dangerous woman in America
smiles deep in the frozen ground
and there's sirens coming through a dead-end mining town.

The most dangerous woman in America
is buried on the edge of town
and looks on how other man is going down

Contributed by Dq82 - 2016/7/12 - 21:37



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