Jukebox Joe


words and music by Jan Best and Rick Paul

Well he came over here from Memphis fifty years ago
And his daddy use to play guitar in a country show
Now he loves to talk about those wild young days
Playing guitar with his daddy out on the Opry stage

But the years of fast, hard living finally took their toll
And it never prepared him for growing old
Now he spends his days in this run down little bar
Playing every song that has a steel guitar

So put another quarter in the jukebox, Joe
Play any song you want, fast or slow
Just as long as it’s country
You know you can’t go wrong
So play me a country song, Jukebox Joe

Hey, Joe, come on, and sit over here with me
Hey, bartender, get Joe a beer on me
I wanna hear all those stories we’ve heard so many times before
And while the music’s playing, Joe will tell ’em all once more

So put another quarter in the jukebox, Joe
Play any song you want, fast or slow
Just as long as it’s country
You know you can’t go wrong
So play me a country song, Jukebox Joe

So put another quarter in the jukebox, Joe
Play any song you want, fast or slow
Just as long as it’s country
You know you can’t go wrong
So play me a country song, Jukebox Joe
Play me a country song, Jukebox Joe