Diana Jones

Jonathan Byrd-2007

Diana was a Cherokee pretty as you’d ever see
blue eyes and long black hair wild streak from here to there
but reservation life was slow so she packed her bag to go
and moved to Georgia and took the name Diana Jones

Diana ran the Do Drop Inn wily as a mountain cat
kept a room behind the bar for any man who needed that
and people talk about her still how she’d take a twenty dollar bill and write across Jackson’s face Diana Jones

she brought all the gold in Georgia back shinin’
twenty bucks at a time

Harlan wore the badge in town he was always hangin round
but ever since Diana died you hardly see him on this side
his wife used to come for him and drag him out of the Do Drop Inn
it wasn’t fit for a family man to know Diana Jones

Diana made the front page news the night she went out on the loose heartbroken with a gun in her hand in love with a married man
neighbors called the station scared and Harlan had to go down there something went wrong somewhere for Diana Jones

but she brought all the gold in Georgia back shinin’
twenty bucks at a time

no one knows what happened then between Diana and five armed men
shots were fired and words were said two men and Diana dead
and things went on the way they do the papers filled with other news
and the wild died in Harlan too with Diana Jones

I’ve only seen him one time since he came into the Do Drop Inn
and bought all the old boys a round and went to lay his money down
gave a twenty dollar bill a kiss and said I hate to part with this
and right across Jackson’s face said Diana Jones

she brought all the gold in Georgia back shinin’
twenty bucks at a time