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OH! BETTYE JEAN

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


      CHORUS A:  how it must hurt.
                 gotta be hard.
                 oh! Bettye Jean,
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 climbin' up mountains
                 makes one tired.
                 oh! Bettye Jean,
                 oh! Bettye Jean.

             I.  your hands are bleeding
                 from cliffs that you scale.
                 you find that you can't
                 put your feelings in jail.
                 you wake up cryin'
                 it's not the right trail.
                 they say, "why try?
                 you're just a female."
                 so you quit
                 before you can fail.

                 (repeat chorus A)

            II.  I'll follow
                 wherever you lead:
                 through mountains and snow
                 where Hannibal skied;
                 through the shadows of valleys
                 of death where I plead,
                 "these mountains and valleys
                 are not what I need."
                 but I want
                 to see you succeed.

                 (repeat chorus A)

           III.  of all the mountains,
                 not many remain.
                 is there one
                 has your kind of terrain?
                 or is this life
                 just a futile campaign?
                 I recall
                 when I move to complain:
                 it's you
                 who feels the most pain.

      CHORUS B:  but you're gonna win,
                 win this game.
                 oh! Bettye Jean,
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 down in the fields,
                 the sheep will exclaim:
                 oh! Bettye Jean,
                 oh! Bettye Jean.

        ENDING:  oh! Bettye Jean.
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 oh! Bettye Jean.
                 oh! Bettye Jean.

© Copyright 1982 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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