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Kathleen, Kathleen
If I didn’t know better I’d have guessed you’re ‘bout seventeen
With that turtle blue chemise, hiked way up above your knee
I’ve been looking for a girl like you, Kathleen

Kathleen, Kathleen
So your daddy is a banker and your mamma was a beauty queen
All coddled up and sweet, “Ma jolie petite chérie”
Why don't you let you hair down a while, Kathleen

Kathleen, Kathleen
The highway lights slip soft across your cheek
Come on and follow me inside, you can rest your tired eyes
Just lay back on the motel bed, Kathleen

Kathleen, Kathleen
If I didn’t know better I’d have guessed you’re ‘bout seventeen
With that turtle blue chemise, hiked way up above your knee
I ain’t never had a girl like you, Kathleen

We’ll slide down through the counties, skip from town to town
If they ever get a lead on us we’ll be three weeks down the line
We’ll sip on Margaritas, beneath a cavalcade of stars
Sittin’ on the balcony, my golden gal upon my knee
I’ve waited oh so long for thee, Kathleen

Kathleen, Kathleen
You know it breaks my heart you won't give yourself to me
But it makes no difference how hard you cry
The woods are deep and the winds are wild
There ain't a soul for fifty miles
Your daddy can't save you now

Kathleen, Kathleen
If I didn’t know better I’d have guessed you’re ‘bout seventeen
With that turtle blue chemise, hiked way up above your knee
I bet you never met a guy like me, Kathleen

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from How Red Is the Blood, released March 13, 2014

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Tattletale Saints Nashville, Tennessee

Winners of the NZ Music Award for Folk Album of The Year 2014 and finalists in the APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2013 for song "Complicated Man".

"sensitively understated folk and subtle simplicity… songs as memorable, lyrically considered and melodically engaging as many of Paul Simon's… a very emotionally engaging album" Graham Reid elsewhere.co.nz
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