Chain Gang

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Johnny Cash:
I was just a kid roaming around
Traveling through a little old town
A man walked up and said come with me
You're broke and son that's vagrancy

A carefree lad that loved to roam
But Lord I wish I'd stayed at home
The way it looks I'll probably hang
Cause there ain't no hope on a chain gang

Johnny and June Carter: I dig that ditch
I chop that corn
I curse the day that I was born
Johnny: I believe it's better for a man to hang
Johnny and June: Than to work like a dog on a chain gang

Johnny:
The guard stands there with a great big gun
I bet he'd love to see me run
And I guess I probably will some day
I'd rather be dead than to live this way

He's well fed and he's six foot tall
And he's the meanest of them all
He cracks that whip and he swings that cane
That sun must've touched his brain

Johnny and June: I dig that ditch
I chop that corn
I curse the day that I was born
Johnny: I believe it's better for a man to hang
Johnny and June: Than to work like a dog on a chain gang

Johnny:
I got a gal back home that's sweet and kind
But she's been waiting a long, long time
I just told her to forget my name
I won't ever live down this shame

Lord, deliver me from this hole
Before I lose my mind and soul
The place gets weak and the back gets broke
Ain't no cause to laugh and joke

Johnny and June Carter: I dig that ditch
I chop that corn
I curse the day that I was born
Johnny: I believe it's better for a man to hang
Johnny and June: Than to work like a dog on a chain gang

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