Carl Smith - "Hey Joe"


Subject: HEY JOE

Recorded by: Carl Smith
Written by: Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

[C] Hey Joe!
Where'd you find that pearly-girly?
Where'd you get that jolly-dolly?
How'd you rate that dish I wish was [G] mine?
Hey Joe!
She's got skin that's creamy-dreamy
Eyes that look so lovey-dovey
Lips as red as cherry-berry [C] wine.

Now listen [F] Joe, I ain't no heel
But old buddy let me tell you how I feel
She's a honey, she's a sugar-pie
I'm warning you I'm gonna try to [G] steal - her from you
[C] Hey Joe!
Though we've been the best of friends
[F] This is where our friendship ends
G] I gotta have that dolly for my [C] own.

Hey Joe!
Come on let's be buddy-duddy
Show me you're my palsy-walsy
Introduce that pretty little chick to me
Hey Joe!
Quit that waitin', hesitatin
Let me at her, what's the matter
You're as slow as any Joe can be.

Now come on Joe, let's make a deal
Let me dance with her to see if she is real
She's the cutist girl I've ever seen
I'll tell you face to face I mean to steal - her from you
Hey Joe!
Now we'll be friends 'till the end
This looks like the end, my friend
I gotta have that dolly for my own.

*No. 1 in 1953