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Cocaine Blues  Johnny Cash

Capo 3rd fret
To start each verse play the standard walk down into A
[A]Early one mornin' while makin' the round I took a shot of cocaine and I
[E]shot my woman down I went right home and I went to bed
[A]I stuck that lovin' .44 beneath my head
[A]Got up next mornin' and I grabbed that gun, Took a shot of cocaine and
[E]away I run, made a good run but I ran too slow
[A]They overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico
[A]Late in the hot joints takin' the pills, In walked the sheriff from
[E]Jericho Hill He said Willy Lee your name is not Jack Brown
[A]You're the dirty heck that shot your woman down
[A]Said yes, oh yes my name is Willy Lee, If you've got the warrant just
[E]a-read it to me, shot her down because she made me sore
[A]I thought I was her daddy but she had five more
[A]When I was arrested I was dressed in black, they put me on a train and they
[E]took me back, had no friend for to go my bail
[A]They slapped my dried up carcass in that county jail
[A]Early next mornin' bout a half past nine, I spied the sheriff coming
[E]down the line, Ah, and he coughed as he cleared his throat He said
[A]come on you dirty heck into that district court
[A]Into the courtroom my trial began Where I was handled by
[E]twelve honest men, Just before the jury started out
[A]I saw the little judge commence to look about
[A]In about five minutes in walked the man, Holding the verdict in
[E]his right hand, The verdict read murder in the first degree
[A]I hollered Lawdy Lawdy, have a mercy on me
[A]The judge he smiled as he picked up his pen 99 years in the
[E]Folsom pen, 99 years underneath that ground
[A]I can't forget the day I shot that bad bitch down
[A]Come on you've gotta listen
[B7]unto me, [E]Lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine [A]be.

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