MEAN, MEAN JEMIMA (Joey Molland)
[from No Dice CD - recorded 1971 - released U.S. 1992]
[from No Dice (DCC Compact Classics) 24k Gold CD - recorded 1971 - released U.S. 1997]
[from Apple Records Box Disc 16 remastered CD - recorded 1971 - released U.S. 2010]

Well, she's a brown-eyed lady and I couldn't give her an answer
She took all I give her and all she ever wanted is more
And I'd have to admit that I'm not just a born romancer
Ooooo takin' it easy, feel like I did before

Mean, mean Jemima
Won't you come back, won't you come back home?
Mean, mean Jemima
Won't you come back, won't you come back home?

I'm sitting here thinking a-nothing but matches and candles
She took all I give her, all she ever wanted is more
And I'd have to admit she was too much for me to handle
Ooooo takin' it easy, I'm feeling like I did before

Mean, mean Jemima
Won't you come back, won't you come back home?
Mean, mean Jemima
Won't you come back, won't you come back home?

She's a brown-eyed lady and I couldn't give her an answer
She took all I give her, all she ever wanted is more

[guitar solo (Pete Ham)]

Mean, mean Jemima
Won't you come back, won't you come back home?
Mean, mean Jemima
Won't you come back, won't you come back home?

Won't you come back home? (come back)
Won't you come back? (won't you come back?)
Won't you come back home? (won't you come back?)
Won't you come back? (come back)
Won't you come back home? (come back)
Won't you come on back? (come back)
Won't you come back home? (Won't you come back?)
Won't you come back? (Won't you come back?)
Won't you come back home? (Won't you come back?).

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan
corrections thanks to Dan Matovina

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