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She is a crooked sheriff
in a real straight town
she opened the door
shake shake shake
the lights go down
clover honey and the jimson weed
red leather skirt
way up above her knees
oh yeah my baby is lowdown

she's a gone lost dirt road
there ain't no way back
I been told
she's a story
they all tell
she's a rebel
she's a yell
oh yeah my baby is lowdown

white heat in a cold rain
I'm a merging here
in your merging lane
Jockey La Fayette
Big Eyed Al

the second hand moon
is shining for my gal
she is a big red flag
in a mean bullpen
she'll steal it from you
sell it right back to you again
well she's a wild rose
she is not settled
cold gun of ice blue metal
oh yeah my baby is lowdown

white heat in a cold rain
I'm a merging here in your merging lane
Jockey La Fayette
Big Eyed Al

she is a cheap motel
with a burned out sign
she'll take care of you
definitely every time
she got a stolen check book
and legs up to there
singing into a hairbrush
right in front of the mirror
oh yeah my baby is lowdown

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from Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (Remastered), released November 21, 2006

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