Bobbie Gentry Benjamin Lyrics

Patchwork Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Benjamin
  • 2 Marigolds and Tangerines
  • 3 Billy the Kid
  • 4 Beverly
  • 5 Miss Clara/Azusa Sue
  • 6 But I Can’t Get Back
  • 7 Jeremiah
  • 8 Belinda
  • 9 Mean Stepmama Blues
  • 10 Your Number One Fan
  • 11 Somebody Like Me¨
  • 12 Lookin’ In
  • Benjamin rode out of Montana
    On a Palomino pony
    He told me he was all alone
    He lost his family in forty-nine

    Benjamin took me to San Diego
    Guess we caused quite a commotion
    Selling Pacific ocean water
    And callin' it seaweed wine

    Oh, I never had as good a friend as Benjamin
    He loved to travel
    He'd been ever' place I'd been and back again
    That boy could unravel
    Stories that would make your eyes
    Big as blackberry pies, I'm tellin' you
    Life could be fun for anyone
    Who had a good friend like Benjamin
    Had a good friend like Benjamin

    Well, me and Ben thumbed a ride to Alabama
    Spent the summer pickin' cotton
    Now it was so doggone hot
    We bought us a three-speed electric fan

    Then at night we'd drink a Coca-Cola
    Listen to the rain a'fallin'
    Hearin' the bob white callin'
    As though he'd know we'd understand


    Well, Ben and me spent some time in Oklahoma
    Livin' on a reservation
    Workin' at the service station
    Pumpin' gas and passin' time

    We caught a train down to Harlan County
    Thinkin' we were awful lucky
    Just to walk along a Kentucky back road
    Without no reason nor rhyme


    Had a good friend like Benjamin

    Written by: Bobbie Gentry
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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