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Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues

  • Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds

    I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down

    I went right home and I went to bed

    I stuck that lovin' .44 beneath my head

    Got up next mornin' and I grabbed that gun

    Took a shot of cocaine and away I run

    Made a good run but I ran too slow

    They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico

    Late in the hot joints takin' the pills

    In walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill

    He said Willy Lee your name is not Jack Brown

    You're the dirty heck that shot your woman down

    Said yes, oh yes my name is Willy Lee

    If you've got the warrant just a-read it to me

    Shot her down because she made me sore

    I thought I was her daddy but she had five more

    When I was arrested I was dressed in black

    They put me on a train and they took me back

    Had no friend for to go my bail

    They slapped my dried up carcass in that county jail

    Early next mornin' bout a half past nine

    I spied the sheriff coming down the line

    Ah, and he coughed as he cleared his throat

    He said come on you dirty heck into that district court

    Into the courtroom my trial began

    Where I was handled by twelve honest men

    Just before the jury started out

    I saw the little judge commence to look about

    In about five minutes in walked the man

    Holding the verdict in his right hand

    The verdict read murder in the first degree

    I hollered Lawdy Lawdy, have a mercy on me

    The judge he smiled as he picked up his pen

    99 years in the Folsom pen

    99 years underneath that ground

    I can't forget the day I shot that bad bitch down

    Come on you've gotta listen unto me

    Lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be


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