Cocaine Blues Uke tab by Johnny Cash

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Cocaine Blues

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Early one morning while making the rounds
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I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down

I went right home and I went to bed
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I stuck that loving beneath my head

Got up next morning and I grabbed that gun
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Took a shot of cocaine and away I run

Made a good run but I run too slow
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They overtook me down in Juarez Mexico

Late in the hot joints taking the pills
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In walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill

He said Willy Lee your name is not Jack Brown
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You're the dirty hack that shot your woman down

Said yes oh yes my name is Willy Lee
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If you've got the warrant just a-read it to me

Shot her down because she made me slow
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I thought I was her daddy but she had five more

When I was arrested I was dressed in black
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They put me on a train and they took me back

Had no friend for to go my bail
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They slapped my dried up carcass in that country jail

Early next morning bout a half past nine
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I spied the sheriff coming down the line

Talked and he coughed as he cleared his throat
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He said come on you dirty heck into that district court

Into the courtroom my trial began
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Where I was handled by twelve honest men

Just before the jury started out
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I saw the little judge commence to look about

In about five minutes in walked the man
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Holding the verdict in his right hand

The verdict read in the first degree
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I hollered Lordy Lordy have a mercy on me

The judge he smiled as he picked up his pen
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99 years in the Folsom pen

99 years underneath that ground
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I can't forget the day I shot that bad bitch down

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Come on you've gotta listen unto me
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Lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be


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