Jody And The Kid
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


She would meet me in the morning
On my way down to the river
Waiting patient by the chinaberry tree
With her feet already dusty
Ffrom the pathway to the levy
And her little blue jeans rolled up to her knees

I'd pay her no attention
As she tagged along beside me
Trying hard to copy everything I did
But I couldn't keep from smiling
When I'd hear somebody saying
Looky yonder there goes jody and the kid

Even after we grew older
We could still be seen together
As we walked along the levy holding hands
For as surely as the season she was changin' to a woman
And I'd lived enough to call myself a man

And she often lay beside me
In the coolness of the evening
'Till the morning sun was shining on my bed
And at times when she was sleeping
I'd smile when I'd remember
How they use to call us Jody and the kid

Now the world's a little older
And the years have changed the river
'Cause there's houses where they didn't used to be
And on Sundays I go walking
Down the pathway to the levy
With another little girl who follows me

And it makes the old folks smile
To see her tag along beside me
Doing little things the way her mama did
But it gets a little lonesome
When I hear somebody sayin'
Looky yonder there goes jody and the kid

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Written by: KRISTOFFER KRISTOFFERSON

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She would meet me in the morning on my way down to the river
Waitin' patient by the China berry tree
With her feet already dusty from the pathway to the levee
And her little blue jeans rolled up to her knees
And I'd paid her no attention as she tagged along beside me
Trying hard to copy everything I did
But I couldn't keep from smiling when I'd hear somebody saying
Looky yonder there goes Jody and the kid
Even after we grew older we could still be seen together
As we walked along the levee holding hands
For as surely as the seasons she was changing to a woman
And I'd lived enough to call myself a man
And she often lay beside me in the coolness of the evening
Till the morning sun was shining on my bed
And at times when she was sleeping I would smile when I'd remember
How they used to call us Jody and the kid
Now the world's a little older and the years have changed the river
Cause there's houses where they didn't used to be
And on Sundays I go walking down the pathway to the levee
With another little girl who follows me
And it makes the old folks smile to see her tag along beside me
Doin' little things the way her mama did
But it gets a little lonesome when I hear somebody saying
Looky yonder there goes Jody and the kid



All comments from YouTube:

Gary Portell

One of my most favorite Kristofferson songs, but they're ALL fantastic! The man is a sheer musical genius. Thank you so very much Kris.

OperaAndBalletFan

One of my favorite Kris songs. I've seen a couple of interpretations of the meaning but here's mine (for what it's worth). First verse: Jody is about 13, and "the kid" is 10 or so. Second verse: Jody is about 24 and "the kid" is about 21, and they're married. 3rd verse, Jody's wife has passed away from unknown causes, leaving behind Jody and his daughter. Jody is about 35, "the kid" is about 10.

Mosey May

Reminds of Honey sung by Bobby Goldsboro

indy_go_blue60

Nice. In my mind I always pictured her as being even younger, maybe 8 or 9... enough younger that the old folks wouldn't be seeing her yet as an adolescent. I do think Mama has died; if he and his little girl were just walking then going back home to his wife would he feel lonesome? JMO listening to it for 50 years, lol.

Gil Thompson

@0217ldp Or maybe he's taking the kid for a walk while mom cooks dinner.

0217ldp

@danny waugh And on Sundays I go walking....sounds like that's when he has custody.

Jack Shannon Music

I don’t think anyone died! It’s the death of yesterday and sweet memories from the past he thinking about.

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Johnny Beretta

That is one of the finest "unknown" songs of all time ! Such a smooth and beautiful creation !

Pamela Laub

I've always liked his music but don't remember hearing this song before today. I enjoyed it. Of course being 72 with MS my memory has more holes than Swiss cheese.

Terry Francis

What Jody and the Kid , precious person is one of the best songwriters thait's ever beend over a hundred songs I've been listening to him since 72 just like you !

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