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Austin Prison  Johnny Cash















[A]They had a warrant out for [E]me all over [A]country
and I was trying to beat two raps in [E]Idaho,
I was [A]breaking into a school house sunday [D]morning without warning
[A]when I saw the sheriff [E]coming for me [A]slow from down below
                                    [A]His steel grey eyes were [E]blazing when he [A]saw me
his hand was on his gun when he rode u[E]p
he [A]said you killed that woman I know you [D]shot her why'd you do it?
[A]I'm taking you to [E]Austin and [A]I'm gonna lock you up
                                    [A]Well he tied me with the [E]plowline the next [A]morning
and he had me deep in Texas the next [E]day
[A]A crazy screaming lynchmob waited [D]in streets of Austin
[A]but he put me in the [E]jailhouse and he [A]threw the key away
                                    [A]a jury found me [E]guilty three months [A]later
weld evil men with murder in their [E]eyes
[A]they even took me out and said now [D]show us where you killed her
[A]and that wicked judge said [E]now I hereby [A]sentence you to die
But here I am far away from Austin prison my friend the jailor handed me a [E]file
[A]now all I want between me and there are [D]alot of friendly people
[A]and miles and miles and [E]miles and miles and[A] miles and miles and miles

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