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Joy

by Harry Nilsson

Joy was Harry's shot at over-dramatic, bluesy country music. He released it to the country market under the name Buck Earl. I am not sure if it is a pot shot at country or a sincere desire to join the trade.
It goes like this...

 

The other day I met a girl named Joy
She said come here,
I'm gonna make you my joy boy
Well, things went good and things went bad
Now everytime I think of Joy
It makes me sad
It makes me... sad
The other day I met a girl named Joy
She said Roy!
I'm gonna make you my joy boy
Well, she took me for a ride
Sort of a joy ride
Now everytime I thik of Joy
I get all weird inside
Oh, Joy to the world
Was a beautiful girl
But to me Joy meant only sorrow
Now--if you haven't got an answer
Then you haven't got a question
And if you never had a question
Then you'd never have a problem
But if you never had a problem
Well, everyone would be happy
But if everyone was happy
There'd never be a love song
Joy was a beautiful girl
But to me Joy meant only sorrow
The other day I met a girl named Joy
She said, Come here,
I wanna make you feel all clammy inside
Things went good good and things went bad
Things went good... things went bad
Good, bad, good, bad, good, bad
Joy to the world
Was a beautiful girl
But to me Joy meant only sorrow
Oh, Joy to the world
Was a beautiful girl
But to me Joy meant only sorrow
Joy, I know you're out there
I want you to turn on your radio and listen to my song

 

Written by: Harry Nilsson
Vocals: Harry Nilsson
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Pedal Steel Guitar: Red Rhodes
Drums: Barry Morgan
Bass: Klaus Voorman
Acoustic Guitar: John Uribe
Electric Guitar: Peter Frampton
Percussion: Ray Cooper

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