I Got Stripes

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Johnny Cash:
On a Monday I was arrested (uh huh)
On a Tuesday they locked me in jail (poor boy)
On a Wednesday my trial was attested
On a Thursday they said guilty and the judge's gavel fell
Johnny, Carter Sisters, and Statler Brothers:
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

Johnny:
On a Monday I got my striped britches
On a Tuesday I got my ball and chain
On a Wednesday I'm working digging ditches
On a Thursday, Lord, I begged 'em not to knock me down again
Johnny, Carter Sisters, and Statler Brothers:
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

Johnny:
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
Johnny, Carter Sisters, and Statler Brothers:
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

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