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Joe Richman Lyr Req: Junco Partner (Dr. John) (30) RE: Lyr Req: Junco Partner (Dr. John) 28 May 11


I was searching for the lyrics to James Wayne's song "Junko Partner" when I came across this thread. Only a single mention of his name in a long list of singers who had performed it. The song was indeed a prison folk song, and to the best of my knowledge it was first recorded by James "Wee Willie" Wayne. I have it on the CD mentioned in the following article:

http://borensteinslaw.blogspot.com/2006_08_01_borensteinslaw_archive.html

This story is pretty incredible, and is one of the best indictments of the mental "health" system I've ever read.

James Wayne has never gotten much credit for anything, but his version of the song was the first on record and is still the best. I can understand most of it, but not all. He definitely says "Give me Heavon (sic) when I die" and he raised a "tobacco farm." It sounds like he would've pawned his "Swee'Po' bello" who could'nt sign her name.

Joe


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