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Goodbye Joltin' Joe
(To the tune of Candle in the Wind)

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Goodbye Joltin' Joe
Though I never saw you play at all
You played the game with style and grace
And you always caught the ball
They said you were a legend
And they know of what they speak
For nobody will ever match
Your fifty six game streak

And it seems to me you played the game
Just the way it should be taught
Never letting baseballs by you
When they could be caught
And I would have liked to see you play
But I was just too young
The class with which you lived your life
And your hitting streak live on.

Celebrity was tough
The toughest role you ever played
The media created a superstar
And pain was the price you paid
After you retired
Oh the press still hounded you
All the papers had to say
About you and Marilyn was crude

And it seems to me you played the game
Just the way it should be taught
Never letting baseballs by you
When they could be caught
And I would have liked to see you play
But I was just too young
The class with which you lived your life
And your hitting streak live on.

Goodbye Joltin' Joe
Though I never saw you play at all
You played the game with style and grace
And you always caught the ball
Goodbye Joltin' Joe
From a young man whose daddy worshipped you
You were a generation's hero
And to your memory they are true

And it seems to me you played the game
Just the way it should be taught
Never letting baseballs by you
When they could be caught
And I would have liked to see you play
But I was just too young
The class with which you lived your life
And your hitting streak live on.

(BIG FINISH)

And I would have liked to see you play
But I was just too young
The class with which you lived your life
And your hitting streak live on.

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March 22, 1999: On March 8, 1999 an American legend passed away. Joe DiMaggio was baseball in the 1930's and 1940's.

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