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Logan County Jail

This song is by Peggy Seeger and appears on the album Love Call Me Home (2005).

When I was a little boy, I worked on market Square
I used to pocket money, but I never did it fair
I rode along the highway, I learned to rob and steal
When I made a big haul, how happy did I feel
How happy did I feel

I used to wear the white hat, my horse and buggy fine
I used to court a pretty girl, I always called her mine
I courted her for beauty, her love to me was rare
She'd throw her arms around me and kiss me unaware
And kiss me unaware

One night as I lay sleeping, I dreamed a mighty dream
I dreamed I was a merchant marching down the golden stream
I woke all brokenhearted in Logan County Jail
Not a friend around me for to go my bail
For to go my bail

Down came the jailer after ten o'clock
With a bunch of keys all in his hand, he shoved 'em in the lock
Cheer up, cheer up, you prisoner, I thought I heard him say
You're going around to Moundsville, seven years to stay
Seven years to stay

Down came my darling, ten dollars in her hand
O my dearest darling, I've done all that I can
May the lord be with you wherever you may go
And the devil take the jury for sending you below
For sending you below

Sitting by the railroad, waiting for the train
I'm going away to Moundsville to wear the ball and chain
I'm going away to leave you, darling don't you cry
Take a glass of whisky and let it all go by
Let it all go by

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