Hurricane Jones (the authorized verson)

Hurricane Jones (the authorized verson)

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new recording, no overdubs

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Well, my own Daddy’s name was Ivy
But he was known as Hurricane Jones
Yes, he was kin to the wayward wind
Mama saw that was the way with him

He was born in Louisiana
And my dear Mama was born there too
Now, I was born in Corpus Christi
Right in the middle of World War Two

Hurricane Jones was my Daddy’s name
Maybe the wayward wind was to blame
Hurricane Jones didn’t leave no stones
His life rolled on as Hurricane Jones

My Mama raised us kids in Texas
While Daddy worked anywhere he could
Well digger or on a garbage truck
And Gladstell sawmill where he stacked wood

When I saw my Mama’s hungry eyes
And her tired fingers worked to the bone
That’s when I wondered where Daddy was
Just like a hurricane he was gone

Hurricane Jones was my Daddy’s name
Maybe the wayward wind was to blame
Hurricane Jones didn’t leave no stones
His life rolled on as Hurricane Jones

Hurricane Jones didn’t leave no stones
His life rolled on as Hurricane Jones



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

Any more versions? Perhaps we should all do one in Rocktober Smile i like it fast and stripped back as well. Its such a classic song its open to all styles including this much more dylanesque version. It did suit you Bill i enjoyed this! Would be great live in a set!

Kingwood Kowboy's picture

Didn't know there was but one version. Surprising what comes from the sand hills of NW Louisiana.

cindyrella's picture

I like this story no matter how many ways it's done. I love cajun music and this sure fits the Bill! Smile

cts's picture

I enjoyed this listen while having a bit of an early breakfast. Totally dig it and yeah, it there could be another version then bring it on! It's a great story!

Chip Withrow's picture

I love the way you sing this! Great folk storytelling voice. Larry's words are always a good fit for music.

tcelliott's picture

This one gives me a feeling like the best of Dylan, a ballad/song that tells a story with a sense of urgency and depth. I like how you've alternated between the ABCB and AABB rhyme schemes. You play with it quite a bit here and it works for me. This is a short and sweet tale and the quick tempo and the rhythm of the guitar give it a sense of urgency that suits Ol' Hurricane Jones pretty damn well.