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Sam Collins - The Jailhouse Blues Lyrics

The Jailhouse Blues 2:32 Trk 3
Sam Collins
Sam Collins - vocal and slide guitar
Recorded: April 23, 1927 in Richmond, Ind. or Chicago, Ill
12736-A Gennett 6146 Black Patti Records 8026
Album: Sam Collins 'Jail House Blues'
Yazoo 1079 (1990) mastering by Nick Perls
Transcriber: Awcantor@aol.com




When I was layin' in jail, with my
Back turn to the wall
When I was layin' in jail, with my
Back turn to the wall
I could lay down and dream
I could hear my good gal squall

Lord, she brought me coffee
And she brought me tea
Lord, she brought me coffee
And she brought me tea
Ran out dead out the do
With the jailhouse key

I'm goin down to the courthouse
See the judge and the chief police
Goin down to the courthouse
See the judge and the chief police
My good gal fell dead
And I sho' can't see no peace

I'll tell you what I'll do, and I'll
Sho' God-y won't tell no lies
Tell you what I'll do, and I'll
Sho' God ain't gon' lie
I b'lieve I'll lay down
Take morphine and die.

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