Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
Notes: words and music
by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1970 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1998.
a.k.a. "Goodbye, Joe."
I toured Japan in seven O,
But I didn't care to see the fair.
Toured and sang with the Rohon crew,
From Hokkaido to Kyushu.
They were my brothers on the way,
We sang the cities ev'ry day.
Kamijo-san made the spotlight glow.
We called him Joe.
Yat-chan Tat-chan, Joonko-san.
I came too late and I have to go,
It isn't nice for mom to cry,
So I will smile as I say goodbye,
Flying away from Tokyo,
Amplifiers and guitars
In and out of a hundred cars,
Green car fast and local slow,
Little inn and big hotel,
Fifteen minutes to the starting bell,
Curtain's up and away we go,
Osaka and Sapporo,
Yat-chan and Nobu-chan,
Stage is cleared for another show,