Madonna W/Child Ca. 1969 - Guy Clark

Oh, the beautiful red-haired Madonna with child
Sat on the curb wearin' a smile
That doubled up the years and trebled the miles
And comforts the babe in the softest of style

She woke up in San Francisco on the day she turned 16
Haight St. was somethin' then, hey man you should have seen
And she took up with this drummer in some good time Texas scene
And she loved him till the day they shipped him back home to Killeen

She said she danced up in North Beach when the need arose
She's tryin' to start a little trade of makin' people clothes
To feed the child and pay the rent and everybody knows
She's a little hard for 21, that's the way she goes

She's livin' on next to nothin' and memories from the past
Just a fading flower child tryin' to make it last
She's got answers to some questions I would not dare to ask
Survival's never graceful when the changes come that fast

Oh, the beautiful red-haired Madonna with child
Sat on the curb wearin' a smile
That doubled up the years, trebled the miles
Comforts the babe in the softest of style

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