by L.Helm and J.R.Robertson. Album: The Band
D E7 Jemima Surrender, I'm gonna give it to you, G A7 Ain't no pretender, gonna ride in my canoe. D G F If I were a barker in a girly show, D G F D G A7 Tell ya what I'd do, I'd lock the door, tear my shirt and let my river flow. G Em Oh, oh, Sweet Jemima wont'cha come out tonight? G A7 D The ground is so warm and the moon is so bright! Jemima Surrender, I'm gonna give it to you, I'll bring over my Fender And I'll play all night for you. There's a bird on my head And his mouth won't talk, You know he laughs just like a goose, But looks like a hawk Jemima, you know what I'm try'n to say, Meet me in front and we'll fly away. You can change your name You can find a new walk You can change a lock, its all the same You don't have to give out If you'll only give in You can jump and shout But can't you see girl, that I'm bound to win Jemima Surrender, I'm gonna give it to you, Ain't no pretender, gonna see my tattoo; I hand you my rod and you hand me that line, That's what you do, now, we ain't doing much fishin' Or drinkin' any wine. Sweet Jemima, if I were king I'd fix you up with a diamond ring.
Corrected by Jonathan Katz.