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Daddy's in the Jail

This song is by Malvina Reynolds and appears on the compilation album Malvina Reynolds (1971).

Daddy's in the jail, Oh yes.
Daddy's in the jail, Oh yes.
Daddy's in the jail tho he did no wrong,
And how are we goin' to get along? Oh yes.

Mama is working, Oh yes.
Mama is working, Oh yes.
Fifty a week and seven plates,
Worry's at the door and that makes eight, Oh yes.

Daddy's in the jail, Oh yes.
Daddy's in the jail, Oh yes.
I ask my mama the reason why,
Doesn't know the answer, all she does is cry, Oh yes.

Wrote to my daddy, Oh yes.
Wrote to my daddy, Oh yes.
Asked my daddy, the answer came back,
They put me into jail cause my skin is black, Oh yes.

Daddy's in the jail, Oh yes.
Daddy's in the jail, Oh yes.
They call him a panther, but that can't be,
Panther's in the forest, running free, Oh yes.

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