SHACKLES AND CHAINS (Jimmie Davis) Jimmie Davis - 1938 (re-recorded 1949 & 1974) Mac Wiseman - 1957 Marty Robbins - 1958 The Stanley Brothers - 1959 The Greenbriar Boys - 1966 Stonewall Jackson - 1968 Jimmy Martin - 1969 Arlo Guthrie - 1972 Don Reno & Billy Harrell - 1975 Osborne Brothers & Mac Wiseman - 1979 Wilma Lee Cooper - 1979 Tom T. Hall & Earl Scruggs - 1982 Wildwood Valley Boys - 2002 Lee Highway - 2007 Also recorded by: Tompall Glaser; Wilf "Montana Slim" Carter; Riley Crabtree; Curtis Blackwell & The Dixie Bluegrass Boys; Merle Haggard; B.J. Johnson; Allan McHale; Charlie Moore; Johnny Paycheck; RFD Boys; The Stonemans; Tommy Tucker; The Village Singers; Don Paisley & The Southern Grass. On a long lonesome journey I'm going Throw your arms round my neck and don't cry Though in shackles and chains they will take me To a prison to stay till I die And at night through the bars I will gaze at the stars And long for your sweet kiss in vain A piece of stone I will use for my pillow While I'm sleepin' in shackles and chains (Instrumental Break) Put your arms through these bars once my darlin' Let me kiss so sweet lips I love best In heartaches you're my consolation And in sorrow my haven of rest And at night through the bars I will gaze at the stars The plans that we've made were in vain A piece of stone I will use for my pillow While I'm sleepin' in shackles and chains (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - October 2010)