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Johnny Cash

"City Jail"

[Intro]
City jail, city jail like an old scared dog, I tuck my tail
Bow my head and not a careless word is said
Got to sleep on the floor once more at city jail

[Verse 1]
Well I was hanging round the bus station
Minding my own business like I always do
When I saw this waitress in this bus station cafe
And I thought I check out the action like I always do
I'd give her the bad eye and made a few choices personal comments
About what I thought mine and her possibilities could be for a team
When she called the badge on me
The badge grabbed me by the arm and he said
What are you doing hanging around here for
And I said for whatever's going around

[Chorus]
City jail, city jail

[Verse 2]
He said no what I mean is what are you doing
Saying things like that to that lady
And I said what's that lady's doing with purple hair
Well the badge said, you're smart Alec and I said, no I am not, I'm just hungry
And he said you're acting like a smart Alec
And I said, no that's how I act when I get hungry

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
Well he put me outside in a dark corner
And before you could say hypocrite he hit me on the head
And I said, oh don't hit me on the head
I can't protect myself with the handcuffs on
Please don't hit me on the head then he hit me again, he hit me again, he hit me again
And I said, oh oh oh oh oh please, don't stand on my feet when you hit me
I break my ankles when I fall

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
Well about that time they threw me in the wagon
And that waitress walked out with a sailor
I said, hey you, not you I'm talking to the purple people eater
Yes you lady, quote, you're the cause of it all, unquote
Then she said to that sailor said get me away from that horrible man, Harry

[Outro]
City jail, city jail
Well as they hauled me away I said, everybody have a nice evening

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