Carmelita
Fred Eaglesmith Lyrics


Down along the railroad track
I ran into my old friend Jack
He was dressed in his Sunday best
But his face was red and his eyes were dead

He said, "I lost Marina, and the last place that I seen her
She was makin' off with my best friend"

I took him to the water
I spentfifty dollars
On something that would take him to the moon

Well, he must have gone to heaven
'Cause just before I left him
I tried to wake him up, but he wouldn't move

So come on Carmelita
You drank too much and I can see that
Soon you're gonna need a breath of air
We'll dance across the wheat fields
There's a place I know just east of here
And it wouldn't take too long to go down there

We'll sleep out on the ground, and in the morning when we wake up
We'll leave town

Well, I picked my last tobacco leaf
Soaking wet up to my knees
Out there before the sun is on the rise

You can have a drink of water
But don't you look at my daughter
Or I'll come down there and I'll cut you with this knife

So come on Carmelita
You drank too much and I can see that
Soon you're gonna need a breath of air
We'll dance across the wheat fields
There's a place I know just east of here
And it wouldn't take too long to go down there

We'll sleep out on the ground
And in the morning when we wake up
We'll leave town

There ain't any flack, man
But if you're a black man
They'll put you on a plane back to where you're from

So come on Carmelita

Lyrics © Bluewater Music Corp.
Written by: Fred Elgersma

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Comments from YouTube:

4pierre7

Willie P. was the mandolin God. This brings back fond memories of a Canadian Treasure that we lost

Kathy Lewis

I still cry.

Francis Hall

Do I see Willie P. playing slide mandolin. He was an incredible musician.

T. T. Kelsey

That's cool...👍

Dan v

If I could listen to only a song for the rest of my life, this would be it

uncyjeff

the legendary Willie P. on mandolin. I miss his talent.

stinkymittens

FredHead for life Willie P just rippin it up there sad but awsome at the same time

katherine hunter

Great to see Willie on the Mandolin.
May he rest in peace.

Joel Emberson

Miss your talent, Willie P.

Hancock Family Farms

Damn Fred straight rocks this song!!!! So good live!!!!

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