Pink Anderson - In the Jailhouse Now lyrics

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Pink Anderson - In the Jailhouse Now lyrics

I had an old friend name Campbell Campbell used to steal and gamble Made his living cheating all the while (yessir) Had a little game he called euchre Blackjack dice and poker Thought he was the smartest dude in town But I just found out Monday Campbell got locked up Sunday They got him in the jailhouse down in town They got Campbell in the jail No one to go his bail That judge he won't accept no fine (they got'm) He's in the jailhouse now He's in the jailhouse now I told Campbell once or twice Stop playing cards and shooting dice He's up on Broad Street now (he's hardheaded, pay nobody no mind but they got'm) I remember last election When the white folks was in action Trying to get thyself a president A colored man by the name of Bill Austin Walked from New York to Boston Just to find a colored sentiment Now my brother Bill's a voter Bill's a great promoter Always looking for some good advice So they told Bill to go to the polls And vote? Instead of voting once the fool voted twice (that settled it) He's on the rock pile now He's on the rock pile now I told Bill to stay at home And let other people's business alone He's down in Woodruff now (Hardheaded you know, wouldn't pay nobody no mind but they got to put him somewhere He ain't like me) I walked up to town on Friday I met a girl named Ida I thought she was the prettiest girl in town (mmmmm) She began to call me honey And I began to spend all my money We walked into a swell café and set down Folks, I made sure I were in it I was spending every minute Buying white whiskey home brew and wine everything by the quart But when I went to pay that man I found that lady's hand In my pocket where my money was (that settled it) She's in the graveyard now She's in the graveyard now I told the judge to his face That woman's hand was out of place She's in the ape yard now