C ~ ~
1. Blue Monday morning at the factory gate,
almost time to clock in,
the boys were betting that Joe wouldn't show,
they'd seen him over the weekend.
He had four new tires on his old Cadillac,
Betty, the waitress and some clothes in the back,
and a dashboard full of road-maps of Mexico.
Joe knows how to live. He said ...
Am Em F C
Women were made to love, money is made to spend,
Am Em F A
life is something, buddy, you will never live again.
Dm - F G C
Oh, I've got to admit, Joe sure knows how to live.
+ C ~ ~
2. By now they'll be down at the ocean,
he and Betty stretched out somewhere,
the only blue in his eye is the blue moonlight,
bouncing off Betty's blond hair.
Oh, and I can just see them rolling round on the sand,
I never thought I was a jealous man,
but when I think what he's doing and what I'm not,
Lord, I'm jealous a lot.
+ CHORUS + F - C - G - C
3. Now Betty's back home with her mother,
Joe's back on the assembly line,
but he brings in his pictures and his Mexican hat,
just to remind us sometimes.
Dm - F G C
+ Yeah, I hate to admit, Joe sure knows how to live .....
(orig. = capo 4th; midi = no capo) (Eddy Raven)