Calamity Jane

from by Jack Arnesen

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Words and music by Britt Arnesen

Drowning in my wishful thinking
This ball and chain my last mistake
I've been sinking down to the bed I made me
Swallowed the only key to save me

Lost my Will in a game of cards
He called my bluff had to show my hearts
Got no magic sleeve where to hide my aces
I shot the moon and luck betrayed me

But you won't hear me cry tonight
Down below I'm out of your sight
Fair weather friends on the trail we ride
Can't buy your love can't afford your time

Bury me in the Deadwood pines
By Black Hills gold and my true love's side
Now he's dead and gone like my tallest tales
And no one believes that he was my baby

Locked up to this leaden weight
Empty bottle to seal my fate
Calamity Jane, I'm the queen of spades and
For my last words I sing your praises


from Jack Arnesen, released June 30, 2017



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Jack Arnesen Victor, montana

Vintage tunes from the Great American Repertoire of oldtime folk, country, and bluegrass.

Featuring some of Western Montana's finest: songwriter Britt Arnesen (guitar, mandola) and Jack Mauer (banjo, dobro).


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