Austin Prison Uke tab by Johnny Cash

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Austin Prison

A A E E A A
They had a warrant out for me all over country
E E
And I was trying to beat two raps in Idaho,
A A D D
I was breaking into a school house Sunday morning without warning
A A E E A A
When I saw the sheriff coming for me slow from down below

A A E E A A
His steel grey eyes were blazing when he saw me
E E
His hand was on his gun when he rode up
A A D D
He said you killed that woman I know you shot her why'd you do it?
A A E E A A
I'm taking you to Austin and I'm gonna lock you up


A A E E A A
Well he tied me with the plowline the next morning
E E
And he had me deep in Texas the next day
A A D D
A A crazy screaming lynch mob waited in streets of Austin
A A E E A A
But he put me in the jailhouse and he threw the key away


A A E E A A
A A jury found me guilty three months later
E E
Weld evil men with murder in their eyes
A A D D
They even took me out and said now show us where you killed her
A A E E A A
And that wicked judge said now I hereby sentence you to die
E E
But here I am far away from Austin prison my friend the jailor handed me a file
A A D D
Now all I want between me and there are a lot of friendly people
A A E E A A
And miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles

 

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