I Got Stripes

by wechslerh66

I Got Stripes

On a Monday, I was arrested (uh-huh)
On a Tuesday, they locked me in the jail (poor 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
On a Wednesday, I’m down in solitary
On a Thursday, Lord, 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 about to drag me down

Written by Johnny Cash/Charlie Williams. © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Official YouTube video © 2008 Northern Light Productions, courtesy of JohnnyCashVEVO.

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