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I'M JUST HERE TO GET MY BABY OUT OF JAIL (Karl Davis / Harty Taylor) Dixon Brothers - 1936 Hank Snow - 1958 Claude King - 1962 Red Allen, Frank Wakefield & The Kentuckians - 1964 Porter Wagoner - 1967 Stonewall Jackson - 1968 Carl Butler - 1969 Leona Williams - 1976 Asso recorded by: Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups; Jerry Garcia; Blue Sky Boys; Tommy Collins; The Everly Brothers; Michele Garner; The Rooftop Singers; Marty Robbins; Bill Dudley; Johnny Cash; Sandy Posey; Mac Wiseman; J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers ............ and others. I'M JUST HERE TO GET MY BABY OUT OF JAIL (Karl Davis / Harty Taylor) Dixon Brothers - 1936 Hank Snow - 1958 Claude King - 1962 Red Allen, Frank Wakefield & The Kentuckians - 1964 Porter Wagoner - 1967 Stonewall Jackson - 1968 Carl Butler - 1969 Leona Williams - 1976 Asso recorded by: Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups; Jerry Garcia; Blue Sky Boys; Tommy Collins; The Everly Brothers; Michele Garner; The Rooftop Singers; Marty Robbins; Bill Dudley; Johnny Cash; Sandy Posey; Mac Wiseman; J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers ............ and others. I'm not in your town to stay Said a lady old and grey To the warden of a penitentiary I'm not in your town to stay And I'll soon be on my way I'm just here to get my baby out of jail Yes, warden, I'm just here to get my baby out of jail I tried to raise my baby right I have prayed both day and night That he'd never follow the footsteps of his Dad I have searched both far and wide I had feared that he had died And at last I found my baby here in jail Yes, Warden, but it's good to find my baby here in jail It was just five years today When his Daddy passed away He was found beneath the snow so cold and white 'Twas then I vowed to take his ring And his gold watch and his chain When the county laid his Daddy in the grave Yes, Warden, the county laid his Daddy in the grave I will pawn you his watch I will pawn you his chain I will pawn you my diamond wedding ring I will wash all your clothes I will scrub all your floors If that will get my baby out of jail Yes, Warden, if that will get my baby out of jail Then I heard the Warden say To the lady old and grey I'll go bring your darling baby to your side Two iron gates swung wide apart She held her darling to her heart She kissed her baby boy and there she died But smiling, she kissed her baby boy and there she died I'm not in your town to stay Said a lady old and grey I'm just here to get my baby out of jail Yes, Warden, I'm just here to get my baby out of jail (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2012)

    


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