Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson I Got Stripes cover

I Got Stripes
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Verse 1
On a Monday,
I was arrested (uh huh)
On a Tuesday,
They locked me in the jail (oh boy)
On a Wednesday,
My trial was attested
On a Thursday,
They said guilty and
The Judge's gavel fell
Verse 2
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
Verse 3
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,
I start on bread and water for a while
Verse 4
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
Verse 5
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

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