Janis Joplin Ball and Chain (with lyrics)

This is one of my favorite songs of this great, great songwriter and singer – Janis Joplin. It is from rare tracks, from “Love, Janis”. Pictures used in the video were mostly googled or found some similar way… Enjoy and, eventually, if you like or dislike this video let me know why Im a bit curious to hear different opinions, Im pretty much content with this, but my own opinion cant be parameter so thats why I want to hear (actually more probable to read) some diverse opinions about the video (not the music because it is unquestionable brilliant!)

Ball and Chain Lyrics
*note: they are slightly different than lyrics in the vid (some minor variations from performance to performance)
Sittin down by my window,
Honey, lookin out at the rain.
Oh, Lord, Lord, sittin down by my window,
Baby, lookin out at the rain.
Somethin came along, grabbed a hold of me, honey,
And it felt just like a ball and chain.
Honey, thats exactly what it felt like,
Honey, just dragging me down.

And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now hon, tell me why,
Why does every single little tiny
thing I hold on to go wrong ?
Yeah it goes wrong, yeah.
And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now babe, tell me why,
Does every thing, every thing.
Hey, here you gone today, I wanted to love you,
I just wanted to hold you, I said, for so long,
Yeah! Alright! Hey!

Loves got a hold on me, baby,
Feels like a ball and chain.
Now, loves just draggin me down, baby,
Feels like a ball and chain.
I hope theres someone out there who could tell me
Why the man I love wanna leave me in so much pain.
Yeah, maybe, maybe you could help me, come on, help me!

And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now hon, tell me why,
Now tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me,
tell me, tell me why, yeah.
And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, when I ask you,
When I need to know why, cmon tell me why, hey hey hey,
Here youve gone today,
I wanted to love you and hold you
Till the day I die.
I said whoa, whoa, whoa!!

And I say oh, whoa, whoa, no honey
It aint fair, daddy it aint fair what you do,
I see what youre doin to me and
you know it aint fair.
And I say oh, whoa whoa now baby
It aint fair, now, now, now, what you do
I said hon it aint fair what, hon
it aint fair what you do.
Oh, here you gone today and all I ever wanted to do
Was to love you
Honey you can still hear me rock and roll the best,
Only it aint roll, no, no, no, no, no.

Sittin down by my window,
Lookin out at the rain.
Lord, Lord, Lord, sittin down by my window,
Lookin out at the rain, see the rain.
Somethin came along, grabbed a hold of me,
And it felt like a ball and chain.
Oh this cant be in vain
And Im gonna tell you one more time, yeah, yeah!

And I say oh, whoa whoa, now baby
This cant be, no this cant be in vain,
And I say no no no no no no no no, whoa,
And I say whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Now now now now now now now now now no no not in vain
Hey, hope there is someone that could tell me
Hon, tell me why love is like
Just like a ball
Just like a ball
Baaaaaaalllll
Oh daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy,
daddy, daddy, daddy, daddy
And a chain.
Yeah.

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Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 October 4, 1970) was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. If youre interested to find out more google up for it, or go to Wikipedia, or do whatever you think could lead you to some information about her.
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