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I知 singing the jail house blues,
I知 paying my dues,
I知 in the clinker again.

There痴 been many, many years,
And many, many tears,
Too many days I致e sinned.

When I was just a child,
Mom looked at me and smiled,
And told me she壇 never see me again.

My dad was a drunk,
A no good skunk,
He shot himself when I was ten.

I知 singing the jail house blues,
I知 paying my dues,
I知 in the clinker again.

When I turned twenty,
I had a whole lot of plenty,
I壇 robbed a whole bunch of banks by then.

Several years later,
I Killed a man in Decatur,
All over a bottle of gin.

About that time,
I committed another crime.
But the police picked up my twin.

I知 singing the jail house blues,
I知 paying my dues,
I知 in the clinker again.

I drank a whole lot of liquor,
A whole lot quicker,
That most all other men.

I致e met a whole lot of women,
Wooed um with my denim,
Then left um dressed in their skin.

Played a whole lot of poker,
I always had the joker,
But others always took it on the chin.

I知 singing the jail house blues,
I知 paying my dues,
I知 in the clinker again.

Now that I知 older,
My bloods even colder,
I guess that nothings changed within.

But I知 not sad,
Even though I知 bad,
Cause I致e got a shit eatin grin.

I値l survive,
I知 not at all deprived,
Cause I got another bottle of gin.

I知 singing the jail house blues,
I知 paying my dues,
I知 in the clinker again.


------
G. Doug Soderstrom, Ph.D.


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The following comments are for "The Jail House Blues"
by dougsoderstrom

Blues
No ...clearly a song. A low down and real 'Blues.'
Very good!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: February 7, 2010 )

Where are you Johnny Cash!
Loved this Doug...This is definitely a Johnny Cash nubmer if I've ever heard one. Too bad he's gone...you'd be famous!!

Bea

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: February 8, 2010 )





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