Joshua    (video)

 

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1. Well, a good ways down the railroad track

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    there was this little old rundown shack,

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    and in it lived a man I'd never seen.

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    Folks said he was a mean and a vicious man,

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    and you better not set foot on his land.

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    I didn't think nobody could be that mean.

 

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2. So I took me out walking down the railroad track,

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    I was a-gonna go down to that little old shack

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    and just find out if all them things I'd heard was true.

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    There was a big black dog laying out in the yard,

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    and it growled at me and I swallowed hard,

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    and I heard somebody say, “Well who are you ?”

 

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3. Oh, and there he stood in the door of that shack,

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    his beard and his hair was long and black,

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    and he was the biggest man I'd ever seen.

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    When he spoke, his voice was low and deep,

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    but he just didn't frighten me,

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    'cause somehow I just knew he wasn't mean.

 

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4. He said, “What you doing snooping 'round my place ?”

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    And I saw a smile come across his face.

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    So I smiled back and I told him who I was.

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    He said, “Come on in and pull you up a chair,

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    you might as well since you already here !”

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    And he said, “You can call me Joshua.”

 

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+  Joshua, Joshua, whatcha doing living here all alone ?

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    Joshua, Joshua, ain't you got nobody to call your own.

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    No no, no no.

 

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5. We talked 'til the sun was clean out of sight,

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    and we still talking when it come daylight

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    and there was just so much we had to say, hey.

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    I'd spent my life in an orphan's home

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    and just like him I was all alone,

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    so I said, “Yeah”, when he asked if I'd stay.

 

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6. Oh, we grew closer as time went on,

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    and that little old shack, it was a happy home,

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    and we just couldn't help but fall in love.

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    That big black dog and that little old shack,

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    sitting down by the railroad track,

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    it's plenty good enough for me and Joshua.

 

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+  Joshua, Joshua, why you're just what I've been looking for ?

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    Joshua, Joshua, you ain't gonna be lonesome anymore.

 

    No no !

 

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+  (yodelling)           Ba ba ba, ba ba ba, ba ba, me and Joshua !

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    Me and Joshua ! Me and Joshua.....

 

    (Dolly Parton)