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Big Brother & The Holding Company – Turtle Blues lyrics

Ah, Im a mean, mean woman
And I don't mean no one man, no good, no.
Im a mean, mean woman,
I don't mean no one man, no good.
I just treats em like I wants to
I never treats em, honey like I should.

Oh, lord, I once had a daddy,
He said he'd give me everything in sight.
Once had a daddy,
Said he'd 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 em to me, babe, cause I want em right now.

I aint the kind of woman
Whod make your life a bed of ease, ha ha ha ha!
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
Im not the kind of woman, no,
To make your life a bed of ease.
Yeah, but if you, if you just wanna go out drinkin, honey,
Wont you invite me along please.
Oh, I'll be so good to ya babe, yeah!
Whoa, go on!

I guess Im just like a turtle
That's hidin underneath it's horny shell.
Whoa, whoa, oh yeah, like a turtle
Hidin underneath it's horny shell.
But you know Im very well protected
I know this goddamn life too well.

Oh! now call me mean, you can call me evil, yeah, yeah,
Ive been called much of some things around,
Honey, don't ya know I have!
Whoa, call me mean or call me evil
Ive been called much of some things, all things around,
Yeah, but Im gonna take good care of janis, yeah,
Honey, aint no one gonna dog me down.
Alright, yeah.

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