Jesse Younger
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


Little Jesse Younger was a well respected lad
Doing all he could to please his mommy and his dad
But he never planned to be the man
They said that he'd become
And somehow or another Jesse's little baby brother
Is his father's and his mother's only son
Every day the neighbors say that it's a dirty shame
The way he spat upon his family and scandalized their name
And his parents never really ever said he'd been disowned
But somehow or another now his little baby brother
Is his father's and his mother's only son
Oh, Jesse Younger you're a devil not a man
Can you dare to treat your parents so unkind?
You have selfishly refused to live your life the way they planned
And you've started going your own way and speaking your own mind.
Jesse Younger's parents wonder where it all went wrong
Now that Jesse's name has turned to ashes on their tongues
But he chose to starve asnd try to carve a future of his own
And he got his druthers because now his younger brother
Is his father's and his mother's only son.
Oh, Jesse Younger, you're a devil not a man
Can you dare to treat your parents so unkind?
You have selfishly refuysed to live your life the way they planned
And you've started going your own way and speaking your own mind.

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Written by: KRISTOFFER KRISTOFFERSON

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Roxanne Henderson

When I was a young child, like 3-4, this was my absolute favorite song! I'd move the needle on the turntable over and over and over to keep playing it. I had no idea at that time just how autobiographical it was. I just loved outlaws, and figured that's what it was about. This is totally Kris, and the choices he made. Thank God, for all of us, that music is the path he took!!

terrymcinnes01

Me too! I had an 8 track and replayed this song over and over whilst sitting in a bean bag and wearing massive earphones, when I think of the 70's I think of that.

Holly Holy

It must have hurt ..... to write this song.