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Transfusion Blues  Johnny Cash

KEY: Bb / CAPO: 1 / PLAY: A
VERSE:
[A]Early one morning while making the rounds
[A]Took a transfusion and I [E]shot my woman down
[E]Went right home and I went to bed
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Well I stuck that loving forty-four beneath my head
VERSE:
Got up next morning and I grabbed that gun
Took a transfusion and away I run
Made a good run but I run too slow
They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico
VERSE:
Laid in the hot joints taking the pill
In walked a sheriff from Jericho Hill
He said Willie Lee your name is not Jack Brown
You're the dirty hack that shot your woman down
VERSE:
Said yes oh yes my name is Willie Lee
If you got a warrent just read it to me
Shot her down because she made me slow
I thought I was her daddy but she had five more
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When I was arrested I was dressed in black
Put me on a train and they took me back
Had no friends for to go my bail
They slapped my dried-up carcass in that county jail
VERSE:
Into the courtroom my trial began
Where I was handled by twelve honest men
Just before the jury started out
Well I saw that little judge commence to look about
VERSE:
In about five minutes in walked a man
Holding the verdict in his right hand
Verdict read in the first degree
Well I hollered Lordy, Lordy have mercy on me
VERSE:
Judge me smiled as he picked up his pen
Ninety-nine years in the San Quentin pen
Ninety-nine years underneath that ground
I can't forget the day I shot my woman down
VERSE:
[A]Come all you gotta listen [D]unto me
[B7]Lay off that liquor and [E]let that transfusion [A]be

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