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TUPELO COUNTY JAIL (Mel Tillis / Webb Pierce) Webb Pierce - 1958 The Jon Deaux Trio - 1960 The Stonemans - 1966 Dickey Lee - 1972 Southern Blend - 1987 Joy Lynn White & Robbie Fulks - 2002 Also recorded by: Mel Tillis; Old 97's; James O'Gwynn As recorded by WEBB PIERCE: Send my letters in care of The Tupelo County Jail Come on and write, write, write me a letter Send that letter by mail Send that letter in care of The Tupelo County Jail Come on and wish me the best of luck, dear There's no one to go my bail There's never been a place so lonely As the Tupelo County Jail Fill that letter full of kisses Gonna have me a ball Baby, kisses on paper Are better than no kisses at all Come on and write, write, write me a letter Send that letter by mail Send that letter in care of The Tupelo County Jail (Instrumental Break) Fill that letter full of kisses Gonna have me a ball Baby, kisses on paper Are better than no kisses at all Come on and write, write, write me a letter Send that letter by mail Send that letter in care of The Tupelo County Jail Send that letter in care of The Tupelo County Jail The Tupelo County Jail ******************** As recorded by the JON DEAUX TRIO: Why don't you write, write, write me a letter Send that letter by mail Send that letter in care of The Tupelo County jail Why don't you send me the best of love, dear There's no one to go my bail Never been a place so lonely, As the Tupelo County jail Send that letter full of kisses Over these prison walls 'Cause, baby, kisses on paper Are better than no kisses at all Oh, write, write, write me a letter Send that letter by mail Send that letter in care of The Tupelo County jail (Instrumental Break) I hear the freight train pass my window Callin' me to ride the rail Ball and chain gonna keep me In the Tupelo County jail Why don't you write, write, write, me a letter Send that letter by mail Send that letter in care of The Tupelo County jail Stone walls do not a prison make! (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - September 2018)

    





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