Cocaine Blues by Johnny Cash lyrics and chords

Cocaine Blues is one of the most popular songs of the time. Cocaine Blues lyrics were written by T. J. “Red” Arnall. This song has sung by johnny Cash

SingerJohnny Cash
AlbumAt Folsom Prison
Released1968
Difficultybeginner

Cocaine Blues by lyrics :

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

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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

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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

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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 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
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

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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

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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

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

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Early one mornin while makin the rounds, I took a shot of cocaine and

shot my woman down. I went right home and I went to bed, I stuck that

lovin .44 beneath my head. Got up the next mornin and I grabbed that gun.

Took a shot of cocaine and away I run. Made a good run but I run too slow,

they overtook me down in Juarez, Mexico. Laid in the hot joints takin the

pill. In walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill. He said Willie Lee, your name

is not Jack Brown, you’re the dirty hack that shot your woman down.

Oh yes, my name is Willie Lee. If you’ve got a warrant just 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 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 comin down the line. Upped and he coughed as he

flared his nose, he said well come on you dirty hack into that district

court. Into the courtroom where my trial began where I was held by twelve

honest men. Just before the jury started out, I saw that little judge come

as to look about. In about five minutes in walked a man holding the verdict

in his right hand. The verdict read in the first degree, I hollered lordy

lordy have mercy on me. The judge, he smiled as he picked up his pen.

Ninety-nine years in the Folsom pen. Ninety-nine years underneath that

ground, I can’t forget the day I shot that bad bitch down. Come all, you

gotta listen unto me, lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be.

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