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Prisoner's Song

This song is by Clarence Ashley and Tex Isley and appears on the album Play and Sing American Folk Music (1966).

Oh, I wish I had someone to love me
Someone that would call me their own
Oh, I wish I had someone to live with
I'm so tired of living alone

Oh, meet me tonight in the moonlight
Oh, meet me tonight all alone
For I have a sad story to tell you
To be told by the moonlight alone

I'll be carried to the new jail tomorrow
Leaving my dear darling my own
And these cold prison walls all around me
And my head on a pillow of stone

If I had the wings of an angel
Over these prison walls I would fly
I would fly to the arms of my darling
And there I'd be willing to die

Oh, meet me tonight, honey, meet me
Oh, meet me tonight all alone
For I have a sad story to tell you
To be told by the moonlight alone

I have a grand Ship on the ocean
It's all lined with silver and gold
And before my dear darling shall suffer
I will have that ship anchored and sold

I'll be carried to the new jail tomorrow
Leaving my dear darling my own
And these cold prison walls all around me
And my head on a pillow of stone

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