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I WASHED MY HANDS IN MUDDY WATER (Joe Babcock) Johnny Rivers Also recorded by : Ted Daigle; The Spencer Davis Group; Brownie Ford; Stonewall Jackson; Jason; Jerry Jaye; Lonnie Mack; Nashville West; Elvis Presley; Charlie Rich; Hank Snow; The Sunset Travelers; George Thorogood & The Destroyers. I was born (*) in Macon, Georgia They kept my Daddy in the Macon jail He said, Son, if you keep your hands clean, uh huh You wont hear those bloodhounds on your trail Verse 2 I fell in with bad companions I robbed a man up in Tennessee And I got caught way up in Nashville, uh huh now And they locked me up and threw away the key CHORUS I washed my hands in muddy water I washed my hands, but they didnt come clean I tried to do like my daddy told me, now I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream Verse 3 I asked the jailer, said Whens my time up? He said Son, you know we wont forget And if you try and just keep your hands clean, uh huh Why we may just make a good man of you yet Verse 4 But I didnt wait to get my time in I broke down, broke out the Nashville jail I just crossed Atlanta, Georgia, oh now And I can hear those bloodhounds on my trail I washed my hands in muddy water I washed my hands, but they didnt come clean I tried to do like my daddy told me, now I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream (*) (Corrected by Mark Buckner - November 2004)

    


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