Turtle Blues / Jule

Turtle Blues - Janice Joplin

Iím a mean, mean woman,
I donít mean no one man no good, no.
Iím a mean, mean woman,
I donít mean no one man no good.
I just treat íem like I want to,
I never treat íem, honey like I should.

Oh, lord, I once had a daddy,
He said heíd give me everything in sight.
Once had a daddy,
Said heíd give me everything in sight.
Yes, he did.
So I said, honey, I want the sunshine,
You take the stars out of the night.
Come on and give íem to me, babe, ícause I want íem right now.

I ainít the kind of woman
Whoíd make your life a bed of ease,
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Iím not the kind of woman, no,
To make your life a bed of ease.
Yeah, but if you, if you just wanna go out drinkiní, honey,
Wonít you invite me along, please.
Oh, Iíll be so good to ya babe, yeah!
Whoa, go on!

I guess Iím just like a turtle
Thatís hidiní underneath itís horny shell.
Whoa, whoa, oh yeah, like a turtle
Hidiní underneath itís hard-ass shell.
But you know Iím very well protected
I know this goddamn life too well.

Oh! now call me mean, you can call me evil, yeah, yeah,
Iíve been called much worser things around,
Honey, donít ya know I have!
Whoa, call me mean or call me evil
Iíve been called much worser things, all things around,
Yeah, but Iím gonna take good care of janis, yeah,
Honey, ainít no one gonna dog me down.
Alright, yeah.

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