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Jesse J

Well they done took away ma pension
whilst I waren’t payin no tention.
Never thought thet thar could happen,
Seems ma face they keep a slappin'.

Ah trusted all them folk thet said ah could,
ah took their word like they sed ah should,
but now ah see they jest a bunch a thieves,
Take all ya got and knock ya to yer knees.

Use ta was be you could tell a liar,
plain’s ya could the town crier,
Now they got sneakier ways,
from lots a practice these days.

Them banks and the government’s in cahoots.
Reckon they standin’ in each others boots.
Whisht ah’d a knowed they wuz gonna play those games
Ah’d  a set much lower aims.. maybe like …Jesse James.

Done asked a lawyer onced bout business and ethics.
He laughed and said “Bob, business and ethics don’t mix!”
Never heered anybody say that right out loud…
Still laughin’ at me,.. he walked away proud.

Yep, maybe I’d a set much lower aims…
Reckon I’d a understood… Jesse James.









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  1. Date: 1/12/2013 2:59:00 PM

    i love the added narration with the accent ... enjoyed this

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 8:36:00 AM

    Okay... this one's a hoot my friend! Loved it!

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 3:15:00 PM

    Love it,,,, a charmer it is,,, you have a blessed day now ya hear ;}

  1. Date: 7/24/2012 12:10:00 PM

    You capture the legend well in your poem on Mr. James. It is added to the vast number of commentaries on this unique tale. Peace & Blessings Matthew Ansih

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 3:23:00 PM

    It's getting so that if you have a pension it can't keep up with the way prices escalate. I notice even now prices are starting to sky rocket with the drought and expected shortage of grains and other things. I'm afraid we are all in for a rude surprise. This is a keeper Robert!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 8:11:00 AM

    we all get sick of those games! good descriptions and dialect :)

  1. Date: 7/7/2012 11:40:00 AM

    This really needs to go to slowwhamma! Do you think he would get the drift? The message could be taken as painful but the dialect is hilarious! Doesn't get better than this! Love, Lizzie

  1. Date: 7/5/2012 10:48:00 AM

    He who is first shall be last - and we get to watch.

  1. Date: 7/3/2012 7:20:00 PM

    Painful, yet hilarious Robert...Jesse James was a man pushed against the wall...it's a pity though, that he thought he could put a dent in their con! They are masters of this world, I believe....but only for a while.. Love this. I always enjoy your work. Happy July 4th to you and the family! Love, Annalise