Cocaine Blues

Johnny Cash

 C
 EARLY ONE MORNIN' WHILE MAKIN' THE ROUNDS
 G
I TOOK A SHOT OF COCAINE AND SHOT MY WOMAN DOWN

I WENT RIGHT HOME AND I WENT TO BED
 C
STUCK THAT LOVIN' 44 BENEATH MY HEAD                            

 C
 GOT UP NEXT MORNIN'  AND I GRABBED THAT GUN
 G
TOOK A SHOT OF COCAINE AND AWAY I RUN

MADE A GOOD RUN BUT I RUN TOO SLOW
 C
THEY OVERTOOK ME DOWN IN WARREN MEXICO

 C
 LAID IN THE HOT JOINT TAKIN' THE PILL
 G
IN WALKED A SHERIFF FROM JERACO HILL

HE SAID WILLY LEE YOUR NAME IS NOT JACK BROWN
 C
 YOU'RE THE DIRTY HACK THAT SHOT YOUR WOMAN DOWN

 C
 OH YES OH YES MY NAME IS WILLIE LEE
 G
IF YOU'VE GOT A WARRANT JUST A READ IT TO ME

I SHOT HER DOWN CAUSE SHE MADE ME SLOW
 C
THOUGHT I WAS HER DADDY BUT SHE HAD FIVE MORE

 C
 WHEN I WAS ARRESTED I WAS DRESSED IN BLACK
 G
THEY PUT ME ON A TRAIN AND THEY TOOK ME BACK

I HAD NO FRIEND FOR TO GO MY BAIL
 C
THEY SLAPPED MY DRIED UP CARCUS IN THE COUNTY JAIL

 C
 EARLY THE NEXT MORNING ABOUT A HALF PAST NINE
 G
I SPIED A SHERIFF WALKIN' DOWN THE LINE

AND THEN COUGHED AS HE CLEARED HIS THROAT
 C
HE SAID COME ON YOU DIRTY HACK INTO THE DISTRICT COURT

 C
 INTO THE COURT ROOM MY TRIAL BEGAN
 G
WHERE I WAS HELD  BY TWELVE HONEST MEN

JUST BEFORE THE JURY STARTED OUT
 C
SAW THAT LITTLE JUDGE COMMENCE TO LOOK ABOUT

 C
 IN A BOUT FIVE MINUTES IN WALKED A MAN
 G
HOLDING THE VERDICT IN HIS RIGHT HAND

THE VERDICT READ IN THE FIRST DEGREE
 C
HOLLERED LORDY LORDY HAVE MERCY ON ME                  

 C
 THE JUDGE HE SMILED AS HE PICKED UP HIS PEN
 G
NINETY NINE YEARS IN THE FOLSOM PEN

NINETY NINE YEARS UNDERNEATH THAT GROUND
 C
CAN'T FORGET THE DAY I SHOT THAT BAD BITCH DOWN
 CF
 COME ON YOU GOTTA LISTEN UNTO ME                                  
 GC
JUSTLAY OFF THAT WHISKEY AND LET THAT COCAINE BE


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