Joliet Bound

Lyrics: Kansas Joe McCoy
Music: Kansas Joe McCoy

Played by Anders Osborne with Phil Lesh & Friends in April 2013. Note the similarity to Viola Lee Blues.

Now the police coming with his ball and chain
Police coming with his ball and chain
And they accusing me of murder, never harmed a man

Now some got six months, some got one solid year
Some got six months, some got one solid year
Now me and my buddy got a lifetime here

Now the judge he pleaded, clerk, he wrote it down
Judge he pleaded, clerk, he wrote it down
That if I miss jail sentence now, must be Joliet bound

Now cook my supper, let me go to bed
Cook my supper now, let me go to bed
Iíve been drinking white lightning and itís gone to my head

Now you quit me baby, first thing you want to do
Quit me baby, first thing you want to do
Some day you gonna want me, cinch and I wonít want you

Now the police shivved his old pistol in my side
Police shivved his old pistol in my side
Said if you run big boy, now, must be born to die

When they had my trial, you could not be found
Had my trial, you could not be found
Now I done got all messed up and Iím Joliet bound


 


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