Joe Dassin

Joe Dassin
High sheriff


It was said of the sheriff to Calhoun Parish

Not to ever touch his daughter Anna-Lee,

For to look at her with lustful eyes was certain

To get you a time in the penitentiary.

It was true, she was quite hilarious

It was true, she had eyes for me;

Then one night at a dance she walked up to me

And ask me would I, please, meet her down by the creek

As I listened to her dangerous proposal

I thought about the high sheriff catching me;

As I shook my head and quietly left the party,

I heard her laugh and say "You'll be sorry"

Then came upon my door a loud disturbance,

I opened it to the sheriff and his deputy.

He said, "Son, did you molest my daughter?"

I said, "Sheriff, I do not know of what you speak."

Then he grabbed me roughly by the collar

And he flung me sprawling out into the street;

There were days in the jail with claustrophobia

And all on that kind of a beach Anna-Lee.

When I finally worked a bar loose from my window

And I made my way into the woods of Calhoun,

Late at night I came upon the cabin;

It was the home of Jaime Cross, a friend I knew.

Would you mind if I sat down at your table

'Cause it's been a while since I've had time to eat

And I'll pay y'all back when I'm able,

But right now the high sheriff is after me.


Submitted by OptimusPrime at Tue 03 Dec, 2013 1:13 pm

Author: ?
Composer: ?
Publisher: Columbia, Platine, Sony Music Special Marketing
Published in: 1995
Language: English


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