Cocaine Blues Lyrics With Guitar Chords

Cocaine Blues is one of the most popular songs of the time. Cocaine Blues lyrics written by T.j. Red Arnall. This song has sung by Johnny Cash.

Singer Johnny Cash
Released 1968
Album At Folsom Prison
Tuning E A D G B E

Cocaine Blues 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

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

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

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

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.



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 run 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 hack 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 slow.

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’ about a half past nine, I spied the sheriff coming

down the line. Talked 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 a 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.