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Willie Nelson

"Blackjack County Chains"

[Instrumental Intro]

[Verse 1: Willie Nelson]
I was sitting beside the road in Blackjack County
Not knowing that the sheriff paid a bounty
For men like me who didn't have a penny to their name

[Refrain: Willie Nelson]
So he locked my leg to thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chains

[Verse 2: Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, & Both]
And all we had to eat was bread and water
Each day we had to build that road a mile and a quarter
And blacksnake whip would cut our backs when some poor fool complained

[Refrain: Willie Nelson]
But we couldn't fight back wearing thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chains

[Instrumental Break]

[Verse 3: Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson]
But then one night while the sheriff was a sleeping
We all gathered 'round him slowly creeping
And heaven help me to forget that night in the cold cold rain

[Refrain: Both]
When we beat him to death with the thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chains

[Verse 4: Willie Nelson & Both]
Now the whip marks have all healed and I am thankful
That there's nothing but a scar round my ankle
Most of all I'm glad no man will be a slave again

[Refrain: Both]
To a blacksnake whip and thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chains
To a blacksnake whip and thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chains

[Instrumental Outro]

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