Oxford Town

from by Jack Arnesen

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By Bob Dylan

Oxford Town, Oxford Town
Everybody's got their heads bowed down
The sun don't shine above the ground
Ain't a-goin' down to Oxford Town

He went down to Oxford Town
Guns and clubs followed him down
All because his face was brown
Better get away from Oxford Town

Oxford Town around the bend
Come to the door, he couldn't get in
All because of the color of his skin
What do you think about that, my friend?

Me and my gal, my gal's son
We got met with a tear gas bomb
I don't even know why we come
Goin' back where we come from

Oxford Town in the afternoon
Everybody singin' a sorrowful tune
Two men died 'neath the Mississippi moon
Somebody better investigate soon


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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