<-- View All

Smokey Joe
Lyrics
SMOKEY JOE


CHORUS

SMOKEY JOE WAS SO GOOD TY COBB HAD TO SAY
HE'D WIN THIRTY GAMES IN THE MAJORS ANY DAY
SATCHEL PAIGE CLAIMED HE WAS THE BEST OF THEM ALL
SMOKEY NEVER SAW HIS PLAQUE IN THE SHRINE OF BASEBALL

SMOKEY JOE NEVER PITCHED IN A MAJOR LEAGUE GAME
BUT HE BEAT PITCHERS NOW IN THE HALL OF FAME
THIS BLACK NATIVE AMERICAN, A BIG TEXAN TOO
FACED A WALL OF HATRED HE COULD NOT PITCH THROUGH

HE PLAYED FOR THE LINCOLN GIANTS AND HOMESTEAD GRAYS
AND OTHER GREAT BLACK TEAMS IN HIS GLORY DAYS
IN THE WEST KNOWN AS CYCLONE IN THE EAST SMOKEY JOE
JUDGING FROM BOTH NICKNAMES, HE NEVER PITCHED SLOW

REPEAT CHORUS

HIS CURVE BALL DROPPED LIKE A BIRD SHOT IN FLIGHT
YOU SMELLED SMOKE BUT HIS FASTBALL ZIPPED FROM SIGHT
WHEN HE GOT IN TROUBLE HE'D SMILE THROUGH IT ALL
THE STRIKEOUTS WOULD COME AND ONE BY ONE THEY'D FALL

DURING SMOKEY JOE WILLIAMS FIELD OF DREAMS
HE PITCHED TEN SHUTOUTS OF MAJOR LEAGUE TEAMS
AND WON TWENTY-TWO GAMES OUT OF THIRTY
THERE'S NO DOUBT HE WAS FAR MORE THAN WORTHY

REPEAT CHORUS

SMOKEY JOE WAS BARRED FOR THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN
YEARS LATER HE WAS STILL ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
BUT SMOKEY JOE WILLIAMS FINALLY MADE IT TO THE HALL
WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER GREATS WHO GAVE THEIR ALL?

REPEAT CHORUS

REPEAT THE LAST LINE

Written by Joe Pickering, Jr. and Phil Coley

Joe Pickering Jr. President
King of the Road Music
13 Pond St.
Bangor, Maine 0440l C2001
1-207-947-3525
Song Length: 3:53
Primary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: -