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Posted: 12/23/2003 6:33:52 PM EDT
"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"
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:44:23 PM EDT
25 Minutes To Go

Well they're building a gallows outside my cell I've got 25 minutes to go
And the whole town's waitin' just to hear me yell I've got 24 minutes to go
Well they gave me some beans for my last meal I've got 23 minutes to go
But nobody asked me how I feel I've got 22 minutes to go
Well I sent for the governor and the whole dern bunch with 21 minutes to go
And I sent for the mayor but he's out to lunch I've got 20 more minutes to go
Then the sheriff said boy I gonna watch you die got 19 minutes to go
So I laughed in his face and I spit in his eye got 18 minutes to go
Now hear comes the preacher for to save my soul with 13 minutes to go
And he's talking bout' burnin' but I'm so cold I've 12 more minutes to go
Now they're testin' the trap and it chills my spine 11 more minutes to go
And the trap and the rope aw they work just fine got 10 more minutes to go
Well I'm waitin' on the pardon that'll set me free with 9 more minutes to go
But this is for real so forget about me got 8 more minutes to go
With my feet on the trap and my head on the noose got 5 more minutes to go
Won't somebody come and cut me loose with 4 more minutes to go
I can see the mountains I can see the skies with 3 more minutes to go
And it's to dern pretty for a man that don't wanna die 2 more minutes to go
I can see the buzzards I can hear the crows 1 more minute to go
And now I'm swingin' and here I go-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!

Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:48:19 PM EDT
You're the dirty [red]heck[/red] that shot your woman down
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He said come on you dirty [red]heck[/red] into that district court
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The word is [b]HACK[/b], spelled [b]H-A-C-K[/b], not "heck," which is slang for hell.


[b]hack[/b]

n 1: one who works hard at boring tasks [syn: drudge, hacker] 2: a politician who belongs to a small clique that controls a political party for private rather than public ends [syn: machine politician, ward-heeler, political hack] 3: a mediocre and disdained writer [syn: hack writer, literary hack] 4: a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money [syn: cab, taxi, taxicab] 5: an old or over-worked horse [syn: jade, nag, plug] 6: a horse kept for hire 7: a saddle horse used for transportation rather than sport etc. v 1: cut with a tool [syn: chop] 2: informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office" [syn: cut] 3: cut away 4: kick on the arms; in basketball 5: kick on the shins; in rugby 6: fix a computer program piecemeal until it works; "I'm not very good at hacking but I'll give it my best" [syn: hack on] 7: significantly cut up a manuscript [syn: cut up] 8: cough spasmodically; "The patient with emphysema is hacking all day" [syn: whoop]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 6:51:49 PM EDT
Your right dandy-lion....Thanks for pointing it out[hail2]
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:01:14 PM EDT
On a Monday, I was arrested. (Uh huh.)
On a Tuesday, they locked me in the jail. (Oh boy.)
On a Wednesday, my trial was attested.
On a Thursday, they said: "Guilty" and the judge's gavel fell.

I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
I got chains, chains around my feet.
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
And them chains, them chains, they're about to drag me down.

On a Monday, my Momma come to see me.
On a Tuesday, they caught me with a file. (Oh boy!)
On a Wednesday, I'm down in solitary.
On a Thursday, I start on bread and water for a while.

I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
I got chains, chains around my feet.
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
And them chains, them chains, they're about to drag me down.

I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
I got chains, chains around my feet.
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
And them chains, them chains, they're 'bout to drag me down
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:06:43 PM EDT
San Quentin, you've been livin' hell to me
You've hosted me since nineteen sixty three
I've seen 'em come and go and I've seen them die
And long ago I stopped askin' why

San Quentin, I hate every inch of you.
You've cut me and have scarred me thru an' thru.
And I'll walk out a wiser weaker man;
Mister Congressman why can't you understand.

San Quentin, what good do you think you do?
Do you think I'll be different when you're through?
You bent my heart and mind and you may my soul,
And your stone walls turn my blood a little cold.

San Quentin, may you rot and burn in hell.
May your walls fall and may I live to tell.
May all the world forget you ever stood.
And may all the world regret you did no good.

San Quentin, you've been livin' hell to me.


Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:09:21 PM EDT
The Wall next, please.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:16:41 PM EDT
[i]Ah, screw it. Here comes the defintive one:[/i]

I hear the train a comin'
it's rolling round the bend
and I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when,
I'm stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin' on
but that train keeps a rollin' on down to San Anton..
When I was just a baby my mama told me. Son,
always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns.
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
now every time I hear that whistle I hang my head and cry..

I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car
they're probably drinkin' coffee and smoking big cigars.
Well I know I had it coming, I know I can't be free
but those people keep a movin'
and that's what tortures me...

Well if they'd free me from this prison,
if that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd move just a little further down the line
far from Folsom prison, that's where I want to stay
and I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away.....
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:24:07 PM EDT
I found him by the railroad track this morning
I could see that he was nearly dead
I knelt down beside him and I listened
Just to hear the words the dying fellow said

He said they let me out of prison down in Frisco
For ten long years I've paid for what I've done
I was trying to get back to Louisiana
To see my Rose and get to know my son

Chorus:
Give my love to Rose please won't you mister
Take her all my money, tell her to buy some pretty clothes
Tell my boy his daddy's so proud of him
And don't forget to give my love to Rose

Tell them I said thanks for waiting for me
Tell my boy to help his mom at home
Tell my Rose to try to find another
For it ain't right that she should live alone

Mister here's a bag with all my money
It won't last them long the way it goes
God bless you for finding me this morning
And don't forget to give my love to Rose

Chorus:
Give my love to Rose please won't you mister
Take her all my money, tell her to buy some pretty clothes
Tell my boy his daddy's so proud of him
And don't forget to give my love to Rose


Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:29:35 PM EDT
The old home town looks the same,
As I step down from the train,
And there to meet me is my mama and my papa.
Down the road I look, and there comes Mary,
Hair of gold and lips like cherries.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.

The old house is still standing,
Though the paint is cracked and dry,
And there's the old oak tree that I used to play on.
Down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary,
Hair of gold and lips like cherries.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.

Yes, they'll all come to see me,
Arms reaching, smiling sweetly.
It's good to touch the green, green grass of home.

Then I awake and look around me,
At the four gray walls that surround me,
And I realize that I was only dreaming.
For there's a guard, and there's a sad old padre,
Arm in arm, we'll walk at daybreak.
Again, I'll touch the green, green grass of home.

Yes, they'll all come to see me
In the shade of the old oak tree,
As they lay me 'neath the green, green grass of home.
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:33:00 PM EDT
Speaking of driving songs. And according to someone in the movie "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" the song to play when it comes to making out...Led Zepplin's Kashmir.

Oh let the sun beat down upon my face, stars to fill my dream
I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been
To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen
They talk of days for which they sit and wait and all will be revealed

Talk and song from tongues of lilting grace, whose sounds caress my ear
But not a word I heard could I relate, the story was quite clear
Oh, oh.

Oh, I been flying... mama, there ain't no denyin'
I've been flying, ain't no denyin', no denyin'

All I see turns to brown, as the sun burns the ground
And my eyes fill with sand, as I scan this wasted land
Trying to find, trying to find where I've been.

Oh, pilot of the storm who leaves no trace, like thoughts inside a dream
Heed the path that led me to that place, yellow desert stream
My Shangri-La beneath the summer moon, I will return again
Sure as the dust that floats high in June, when movin' through Kashmir.

Oh, father of the four winds, fill my sails, across the sea of years
With no provision but an open face, along the straits of fear
Ohh.

When I'm on, when I'm on my way, yeah
When I see, when I see the way, you stay-yeah

Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, when I'm down...
Ooh, yeah-yeah, ooh, yeah-yeah, well I'm down, so down
Ooh, my baby, oooh, my baby, let me take you there

Let me take you there. Let me take you there

Link Posted: 12/23/2003 7:35:59 PM EDT
Huntsville, by Merle Haggard

That old white-haired judge in Dallas didn't pay my story no mind,
They're takin' me down to Huntsville and I'm bringin' in a load of time,
They caught me on a caper that I'd planned for days and proved everything I'd done,
They're takin' me down to Huntsville, but I'm lookin' for a chance to run,

My hands don't fit no choppin' pole and cotton never was my bag,
The man better keep both eyes on me, or they're gonna lose old Hag,
Well it ain't so far to Mexico that I can't find my way,
I'm on my way to Huntsville, but I'm not gonna stay,

They got me in chains and leg irons, I guess they got a good excuse,
They know I'm gonna run the first chance I get, they're never gonna turn me loose,
I really don't care if they shoot me down, I'll never be free again,
I've got two long life terms to do, both runnin' in the end
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 8:07:38 PM EDT
Well, you're my friend
And can you see
Many times we've been out drinking
Many times we've shared our thoughts
But did you ever, ever notice, the kind of thoughts I got
Well you know I have a love, a love for everyone I know
And you know I have a drive, to live I won't let go
But can you see its opposition, comes rising up sometimes
thats its dreadfull imposition, comes blacking in my mind

And then I see a darkness
And then I see a darkness
And then I see a darkness
And then I see a darkness

Did you know how much I love you
heres a hope that somehow you
can save me from this darkness


Well I hope that someday buddy
We have peace in our lives
Together or apart
Alone or with our wives
And we can stop our whoring
And pull the smiles inside
And light it up forever
And never go to sleep
My best unbeaten brother
This isn't all I see

Oh no, I see a darkness
Oh no, I see a darkness
Oh no, I see a darkness
Oh no, I see a darkness
Did you know how much I love you
heres a hope that somehow you
can save me from this darkness

Link Posted: 12/23/2003 8:24:51 PM EDT
You wired me awake
And hit me with a hand of broken nails
You tied my lead and pulled my chain
To watch my blood begin to boil

But I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

Too cold to start a fire
I'm burning diesel, burning dinosaur bones
I'll take the river down to still water
And ride a pack of dogs

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run

Hits like a Phillips head Into my brain
It's gonna be too dark
To sleep again Cutting my teeth on bars
And rusty chains,
I'm gonna break my Rusty cage and run

When the forest burns
Along the road Like God's eyes In my headlights
When the dogs are looking
For their bones
And it's raining icepicks
On your steel shore

I'm gonna break
I'm gonna break my
I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 9:58:39 PM EDT
Words and music by Randy Newman
Sung by the Blues Brothers.

Yeah baby, yeah I've been drinkin'
And I, I shouldn't come by, no
But I found myself in trouble
And I had nowhere else to go

Got some whiskey from the barman
I got some cocaine from my friends
I gotta keep on movin'
Til I'm back in your arms again

Guilty, yes I'm guilty
And I'll be guilty for the rest of my life
How come baby, how come I never do what I'm supposed to do
How come everything I try never turns out right?

You know how it is with me baby
You know I just can't stand myself
And it takes a whole lot of medicine darling
for me to pretend that I'm somebody else
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:39:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/23/2003 10:42:57 PM EDT by raven]
Back about eighteen and twenty-five
I left Tennessee very much alive
I never would've made it through the Arkansas mud
If I hadn't been riding on the Tennessee Stud

Had some trouble with my sweetheart's Pa
One of her brothers was a bad outlaw
I wrote a letter to my Uncle Spud And
I rode away on the Tennessee Stud

The Tennessee Stud was long and lean
The color of the sun and his eyes were green
He had the nerve and he had the blood
There never was a horse like Tennessee Stud

Drifted on down into no man's land
Across the river called the Rio Grande
Raced my horse with the Spaniard's foal
Til I got me a skin full of silver and gold

Me and the gambler, we couldn't agree
We got in a fight over Tennessee
Pulled our guns and he fell with a thud
And I rode away on a Tennessee Stud

The Tennessee Stud was long and lean
The color of the sun and his eyes were green
He had the nerve and he had the blood
There was never a horse like the Tennessee Stud

I rode right back across Arkansas
I whipped her brother and
I whipped her Pa
I found that girl with the golden hair
She was riding on a Tennessee Mare

Pretty little baby on the cabin floor
Little horse colt playing round the door
I loved the girl with the golden hair
And the Tennessee Stud loves the Tennessee Mare

The Tennessee Stud was long and lean
The color of the sun and his eyes were green
He had the nerve and he had the blood
There was never a horse like the Tennessee Stud
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:48:39 PM EDT
Is That You Johhny? Johnny?  Whattaya Mean Barqs Has Bite?

This Johnny song always touches me.  It has to be the music because the lyrics actually kind of bother me.  Who'd DO that?

Early one morning
With time to kill
I borrowed Jebb's rifle
And sat on a hill
I saw a lone rider
Crossing the plain
I drew a bead on him
To practice my aim

My brother's rifle
Went of in my hand
A shot rang out
Across the land
The horse, he kept running
The rider was dead
I hung my head
I hung my head

I set off running
To wake from the dream
My brother's rifle
Went into the sheen
I kept on running
Into the south lands
That's where they found me
My head and my hands

The sheriff he asked me
Why had I run
And then it came to me
Just what I had done
And all for no reason
Just one peace of lead
I hung my head
I hung my head

Here in the court house
The whole town was there
I see the judge
High up in the chair
Explain to the court room
What went through you mind
And we'll ask the jury
What verdict they find

I felt the power
Of death over life
I orphaned his children
I widowed his wife
I begged their forgiveness
I wish I was dead
I hung my head
I hung my head

I hung my head
I hung my head

Early one morning
With time to kill
I see the gallows
Up on a hill
And out in the distance
A trick of the brain
I see a lone rider
Crossing the plain

And he'd come to fetch me
To see what they'd done
And we'd ride together
To kingdom come
I prayed for god's mercy
For soon I'd be dead
I hung my head
I hung my head

I hung my head
I hung my head


  - Nw -
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 10:51:39 PM EDT
I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here


What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way


  - Nw -
Link Posted: 12/23/2003 11:22:10 PM EDT
In a dreary Yankee prison

Where a rebel soldier lay

By his side there stood a preacher

E’r his soul should pass away

And he faintly whispered parson

As he clutched him by the hand

Oh parson tell me quickly

Will my soul pass through the Southland



Change to (A)

Will my soul pass through the Southland

Through the old Virginia Grand

Will I see the hills of Georgia

And the green fields of Alabam

Will I see that little church house

Where I pledged my heart and hand

Oh Parson tell me quickly

Will my soul pass through the Southland



Change to (C)

Was for loving Dear Old Dixie

In this dreary cell I lie

Was for loving Dear Old Dixie

In this Northern State I die

Will you see my little daughter

Will you make her understand

Oh Parson tell me quickly

Will my soul pass through the Southland

And the rebel soldier died

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