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I Got Stripes Lyrics

from At Folsom Prison

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"I Got Stripes" is track #17 on the album At Folsom Prison. It was written by Cash, Johnny/williams, Charlie.
"I Got Stripes" is track #17 on the album At Folsom Prison. It was written by Cash, Johnny/williams, Charlie.

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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

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, 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

Hey, this microphone's got a screw loose here
Somebody come screw this microphone?
What I say?
Just a minute, lemme fix this son of a...alright

Songwriters
CASH, JOHNNY/WILLIAMS, CHARLIE

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