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IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW No.2 (Jimmie Rodgers / Elsie McWilliams) Jimmie Rodgers - 1930 Gene Autry - 1930 Ambrose & His Orch. (vocal: Sam Browne) - 1932 Jimmie Rodgers & The Rainbow Ranch Boys (Hank Snow & Chet Atkins) - 1955 Johnny Cash - 1962 Yodeling Slim Clark - 1965 Sir Douglas Quintet -1966 Doc Watson - 1975 Sonny James & His Tennessee State Prison Band - 1977 Guy Clark - 1978 John Jackson - 1983 Van Williams - 1983 Suzy Bogguss & Chet Atkins - 1994 Steve Earle & The V-Roys - 1997 Dean Mitchell - 2001 As recorded by JIMMIE RODGERS, 12th July 1930: I had a friend named Campbell Who used to rob, steal and gamble He tried everything that was lowdown He was out tomcattin' one night When he started a big fight Then a big policeman came and knocked him down He's in the jailhouse now He's in the jailhouse now I told him over again to quit drinkin' whiskey, lay off o' that gin He's in the jailhouse now (Yodel) Campbell broke jail one day Decided he'd go away But the police met him at the train The cop says "I've come for you" Cambell says that this won't do Because Campbell never was my name He's in the jailhouse now He's in the jailhouse now Yes, he broke out, all over town the fool walked about He's in the jailhouse now (Yodel) I met his old gal, Sadie She says, "Have you seen my baby" I told her he was downtown in the can She went down to the jail Just to go his bail She says, "I've come down here to get my man" She's in the jailhouse now She's in the jailhouse now So you can understand why old kid Sadie's in the can She's in the jailhouse now (Yodel) ******************** As recorded by JOHNNY CASH, 4th May 1962: I had a friend named Bill Campbell, he used to rob steal and gamble And on the side he'd beg, so he mopped up I told him he shouldn't do it and Campbell told me he knew it So he started beggin' with a bucket instead of a cup He's in the jailhouse now (He's in the jailhouse now) He's in the jailhouse now (He's in the jailhouse now) Well Campbell fluffed his dove when he wore a tuxedo to the country club He's in the jailhouse now (He's in the jailhouse now) Yodel, boy! Ah, yodel! I met his old gal Sadie, she said, "Have you seen Billy lately?" I said, "I don't believe that he's about" She went down to the jail, she went down to take him his mail Then she whispered, "Sheriff, please don't let him out" He's in the jailhouse now (He's in the jailhouse now) He's in the jailhouse now (He's in the jailhouse now) While Campbell's put away, Sadie's with the sheriff everyday He's in the jailhouse now (He's in the jailhouse now) Aw, yodel! Well I remember the last election, the prohibitionists were in action They's tryin' to elect themselves a president Bill Canpbell and John Austin walked from New Orleans to Boston And they've got a bottle in every settlement They're in the jailhouse now (They're in the jailhouse now) They're in the jailhouse now (They're in the jailhouse now) They were down at the railroad track stealin' a train to haul it back They're in the jailhouse now (They're in the jailhouse now) (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2018)

    





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