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Jim Reeves performs "Mexican Joe"

Jim Reeves performs "Mexican Joe"

"Mexican Joe" is 1953 single by Jim Reeves. Accompanying Jim Reeves on "Mexican Joe" were the Circle O Ranch Boys and was Jim Reeves' debut single on the country charts. "Mexican Joe" hit number one on the country charts for six weeks with a total of twenty six weeks on the chart.

Featuring "Big" Red Hayes on the fiddle and Floyd Cramer on the piano, "Mexican Joe" was a rollicking, Western swing-influenced tale of a bandito and drifter who engages in a lifestyle of women, carousing and gambling.

Jim Reeves - Mexican Joe Lyrics

 

South of the border, hey I know a lad

He's got more fun than anybody's had

Don't got no worry, don't got no dough

Everybody's wondering about Mexican Joe

In old Mexico they call him the Rhumba King

Leads all the women around on a string

When they go out they get a million thrills

But the lovely senoritas wind up with the bills

Dancin', romancin', always on the go

Sun shining down on Mexican Joe

He makes the night spots all along the bay

People want to see him when he comes their way

He spreads so much joy everywhere

He goes everyone shouts Viva la Mexican Joe

He likes to gamble at poker, he's an ace

He's always lucky with the cards at ever face

At winnin' the money, he is sure a whiz

But when they win they don't collect

'Cause they don't know where he is

Dancin', romancin', always on the go

Sun shining down on Mexican Joe

He don't got no income tax 'cause he don't got no dough

Still he gets along just fine how we'll never know

He's got everything he wants, a girl, a song

If we use his formula we surely can't go wrong

His favorite playground is anywhere there's girls

He's got that something that sets their hearts a whirl

It couldn't be his money 'cause he ain't got a peso

But when he wants a kiss all he's got to do is say so

Dancin', romancin', always on the go

Sun shining down on Mexican Joe


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