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Acorde de Joey - Bob Dylan

Letra de Joey

Intro: G  F     C  G  (play two times) 



C D C G

Born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in the year of a-who knows when

C D C G

Opened up his eyes to the tune of an accordion

C D C G

Always on the outside of whatever side there was

Em G

When they asked him why it had to be that way,

C C/B Am

"Well," he answered, "just because."





C D C G

Larry was the oldest, Joey was next to last.

C D C G

They called Joe "Crazy," the baby they called "Kid Blast."

C D C G

Some say they lived off gambling and runnin' numbers too.

Em G

It always seemed they got caught between

C C/B Am

the mob and the men in blue.



G C Am

Joey, Jooooooey,

G Em C Am

King of the streets, child of clay.

G C Am

Joey, Jooooooey,

G F C G

What made them want to come and blow you away?



(Intro)

C D C G

There was talk they killed their rivals, but the truth was far from that

C D C G

No one ever knew for sure where they were really at.

C D C G

When they tried to strangle Larry, Joey almost hit the roof.

Em G

He went out that night to seek revenge

C C/B Am

thinkin' he was bulletproof.







C D C G

The war broke out at the break of dawn, it emptied out the streets

C D C G

Joey and his brothers suffered terrible defeats

C D C G

Till they ventured out behind the lines and took five prisoners.

Em G

They stashed them away in a basement

C C/B Am

called them amateurs.







C D C G

The hostages were tremblin' when they heard a man exclaim,

C D C G

"Let's blow this place to kingdom come, let Con Edison take the blame."

C D C G

But Joey stepped up, he raised his hand, said, "We're not those kind of men.

Em G

It's peace and quiet that we need

C C/B Am

to go back to work again."







G C Am

Joey, Joey,

G Em C Am

King of the streets, child of clay.

G C Am

Joey, Joey,

G F C G

What made them want to come and blow you away?





C D C G

The police department hounded him, they called him Mr. Smith

C D C G

They got him on conspiracy, they were never sure who with.

C D C

"What time is it?" said the judge to Joey when they met

Em G

"Five to ten," said Joey. The Judge says,

C C/B Am

"That's exactly what you get."







C D C G

He did ten years in Attica, reading Nietzsche and Wilhelm Reich

C D C G

They threw him in the hole one time for tryin' to stop a strike.

C D C G

His closest friends were black men 'cause they seemed to understand

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Em G

What it's like to be in society

C C/B Am

with a shackle on your hand.







C D C G

When they let him out in '71 he'd lost a little weight

C D C G

But he dressed like Jimmy Cagney and I swear he did look great.

C D C G

He tried to find the way back into the life he left behind

Em G

To the boss he said, "I have returned

C C/B Am

and now I want what's mine."







G C Am

Joey, Joey,

G Em C Am

King of the streets, child of clay.

G C Am

Joey, Joey,

G F C G

Why did they have to come and blow you away?







C D C G

It was true that in his later years he would not carry a gun

C D C G

"I'm around too many children," he'd say, "they should never know of one."

C D C G

Yet he walked right into the clubhouse of his lifelong deadly foe,

Em G

Emptied out the register, said,

C C/B Am

"Tell 'em it was Crazy Joe."







C D C G

One day they blew him down in a clam bar in New York

C D C G

He could see it comin' through the door as he lifted up his fork.

C D C G

He pushed the table over to protect his family

Em G

Then he staggered out into the streets

C C/B Am

of Little Italy.







C G Am

Joey, Joey,

G Em C Am

King of the streets, child of clay.

C G Am

Joey, Joey,

C F C G

What made them want to come and blow you away?







C D C G

Sister Jacqueline and Carmela and mother Mary all did weep.

C D C G

I heard his best friend Frankie say, "He ain't dead, he's just asleep."

C D C G

Then I saw the old man's limousine head back towards the grave

Em G

I guess he had to say one last goodbye

C C/B Am

to the son that he could not save.







C D C G

The sun turned cold over President Street and the town of Brooklyn mourned

C D C G

They said a mass in the old church near the house where he was born.

C D C G

And someday if God's in heaven overlookin' His preserve

Em G

I know the men that shot him down,

C C/B Am

they'll get what they deserve.





G C Am

Joey, Joey,

G Em C Am

King of the streets, child of clay.

G C Am

Joey, Joey,

C F C G

What made them want to come and blow you away?



Letra subida por: Anónimo

Discos en los que aparece este acorde: Dylan & The Dead , Desire

El acorde de Joey de Bob Dylan es una versión de la canción original realizada por colaboradores/usuarios de Coveralia.

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