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Will Lyr/Tune Req: Ballin' the Jack (J Burris, C Smith) (24) Lyr/Chords Add: WANDERING 24 Jun 97

"Wandering" is in Rise Up Singing, credited as traditional and arranged by Sammy Kaye.
Nice song. Now, could someone tell us what "balling the jack" is?

C Em
My daddy is an engineer, my brother drives a hack
My sister takes in washing and the baby balls the jack
C Am F G C
And it looks like I'm never gonna cease my wandering.

My daddy longs to see me home, my brother'd share his bed
My sister longs for me to have a roof above my head
And it looks ...

I've been wandering early and late
From Singapore to the Golden Gate
And it looks ...

I've worked on freighters and I've worked on a farm
And what I've got to show for it is muscles in my arm
And it looks ...

There's snakes on the mountain and eels in the sea
I let a red-headed woman make a fool out of me
And it looks ...

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