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Sweet Phoebe Green
Out Of The Woodwork III
© 1974 by Gary E. Andrews
All Right Reserved for the Globe

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(Verse I)
Sweet Phoebe Green,
I used to love her nightly.
She used to pull my boots off,
'n say she loved me too.
Sweet Phoebe Green,
she had a cousin in Philly.
I used to love her too!
If Phoebe ever knew,
she'd kill me.
That's just what she'd do.

(Verse II)
I called her Philly Blue,
but her name was Sandy.
I used to take her love,
like takin' candy,
from a baby.

Until one day,
when Phoebe hopped a train,
to Philly P. A.
and rode it.
She and Philly Blue
put two with two,
and knowed it was a lie.

Now Phoebe's never home when I call.
Philly Blue's never home at all.
My oh my! Oh why didn't I leave well enough alone?

(Verse III)
Sweet Phoebe Green,
they say she moved to Memphis.
I thought, "What does this mean?"
'Cause to me it's senseless,
To run away.

I found Philly Blue.
It was hard to locate her.
I was a pleasant surprise,
and I knowed I could date her,
If I wanted to.
So nowadays,
I just hop on a train,
to Philly P. A. and ride it.
Me and Philly Blue
find things to do,
confiding in each other.
And some weekends,
I go to Tennessee,
and play the same games with Phoebe.
Oh no! Not again!
Oh! Why can't a man,
leave well enough alone?

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"Aweet Phoebe Green" Copyright 1974 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved For The Globe

I think the Rhythm of Verse I Line 1 and the creation of the Love-Interest Character, by name, made me want to explore the story as the Singer-Character, especially with Line 2. "Nightly"? Her Cousin-Character,Sandy, pops in, the love triangle, conflict, and the story gets interesting.