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Joe threw another tantrum
He could not to be understood
He cries like baby Samson
His English is not good

Joe's boss of the kitchen
But on the outside he knows
Low man on the totem's
Wearing giveaway clothes

Joe he fights the good fight
He wears a white uniform
The waiters are all artists
Out chasing unicorns

Joe works fourteen hours
After ten he starts to booze
He gets very sentimental
Oh he sings the buddah blues

He sings the buddah blues
My name Joe my name Joe
There is a king in Thailand
And he plays the jazz drum

He has a fine and healthy son
Oh no I'm not the one
My name Joe
On the wall by the time clock

Joe's beaming from a photograph
Someone drew across his face
The waiters began to laugh
Joe picked up a hatchet

And he tenderized the wall
And when he got through
Time clock wasn't punching anymore
The waiters ran for cover

The maitre d' began to lisp
The drunkard in the corner
Said his lettuce was not crisp
Owner called immigration

Said there's someone you should know
He's an illegal alien
And I think his name is Joe
Oh I know his name is Joe

My name Joe my name Joe
There is a king in Thailand
And he plays the jazz drum
He has a fine and healthy son

Oh no I'm not the one
My name Joe
Came the man from immigration
Said I've got a job to do

Easy questions easy answers
Just point me to the kitchen crew
He asked Leroy from Harlem
He asked Cisco from Mexico

He asked the white trash from Tennessee
That all said my name Joe
My name Joe my name Joe
The maitre d' he sputtered

The kitchen crew they roared
And while they were arguing
Joe slipped out the back door
On the beach Joe tries to listen

To the heartbeat of a whale
How it echoes his own heartbeat
And the distance he has sailed
Oh the distance he has sailed

My name Joe my name Joe
There is a king in Thailand
And he plays the jazz drum
He has a fine and healthy son

Oh no I'm not the one
My name Joe
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written by MASSENGILL, DAVID WAUGH
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