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Johnny Cash
"Mean Eyed Cat" lyrics

Mean Eyed Cat

I gave my woman half my money
At the general store
I said, "Now buy a little groceries
And don't spend no more"
Then she paid ten dollars
For a ten cent hat
And got some store brought cat food
For that mean eyed cat

When I gave her ten more dollars
For a oneway ticket
She was mad as she could be
Then I bet ten more
If she ever left
She'd come a crawling back to me

When I woke up this morning
And I turned my head
There was a cotton picking thing
On her side of the bed
I found a little old note
Where her head belonged
It said, "Dear John, honey
Baby, I'm long gone"

When I heard the whisle blowing
And the big wheels a turning
I was scared as I could be
I put on my overalls
And I headed for town
I'm 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 her pretty eyes
And long blonde hair
He spit his tobacco
Said, "I'd be dead blamed
I believe I did see her leaving
On an eastbound train"

I bought a round trip ticket
On an eastbound train
I was broke as I could be
But when I come back
I got to buy another ticket
Gonna bring her back with me"