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PLEASE MR. JAILER (Wynona Carr) Wynona Carr - 1956 Mojo Blues Band - 1989 Rachel Sweet (feat. in the film "Cry Baby") - 1990 Imelda May with Jeff Beck - 2011 Also recorded by: Sam & The Inmates; Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire. Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free That night in October, Nineteen-Fifty-Three How could he be in Frisco, he was home with me Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free You put him in a death cell And then you changed your mind Then when you reprieved him You gave him ninety-nine Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free Yeah! Yeah! Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free I know that no other one will ever do And I know the answer is all up to you Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free I've been down here so often You don't even ask my name And if you keep him all his life I'll be here just the same Please, won't you let my man go free Yeah! Yeah! Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free That night in October, Nineteen-Fifty-Three How could he be in Frisco, he was home with me Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free Go free Go free Go free Go free .......... FADE ******************** As recorded by RACHEL SWEET (with JAMES INTVELD) for the 1990 film "Cry Baby": Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free He don't belong in prison, though he's guilty as can be But the only crime he's guilty of is simply lovin' me Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let my man go free (Please Mr. Jailer) Won't you let my man go free Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! (Please Mr. Jailer, won't you let this jailbird free) (Whoa-ho-ho-ho) Just look into his eyes, open up that door Just listen to his guitar, you'll know the score (Please Mr. Jailer, let an honest man go free) Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! (Please Mr. Jailer, don't you make no lifer outta me) (I'm innocent, I swear it, let my woman testify) (She'll tell you where I was that night) Yeah, I'm his alibi (Please Mr. Jailer) Won't you let my man go free (Well I'm tired of pressing license plates down in this rotten hole) (I gotta reach the outside before I lose control) (Please Mr. Jailer, don't you make no lifer out of me) Yeah, Yeah, Yeah! (Please Mr. Jailer, let me out of this penitentiary) (Whoa-oh, let me out) (Please Mr. Jailer, don't you make no lifer out of me) (Please Mr. Jailer) Won't you let my baby go free Whoa-ho-ho-oh, whoa-ho, let my baby go free Whoa-oh-oh, let my man go free (Whoa-oh-oh, don't make no lifer out of me) (Please Mr. Jailer, can't you see how much love she's got for me) Well, let him go, let him go, let him go, let my man go free, yeah, whoa (Please Mr Jailer, let me out!) (Please Mr. Jailer, don't make me shout!) (Please Mr. Jailer, let me out!) (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - January 2017)

    


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