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In the Jailhouse Now #1

This song is by Steve Forbert.

I had a friend called Ramblin' Bob
He used to steal and gamble and rob
He thought he was the smartest man around
I found out last Monday
They locked him up on Sunday
They've got him in the jailhouse way down town

He's in the jailhouse now
The jailhouse now
Hey, you know I warned him once or twice
Quit playin' cards and shootin' the dice
He's in the jailhouse now

Well, he played that game called poker
Pinochle, whist and euchre
But shooting dice, Lord, it was his greatest game
So now he's down in jail
Nobody to go his bail
The judge done said that he refused a fine

He's in the jailhouse now
The jailhouse now
I warned him once or twice
You better quit playin' the cards
And shootin' the dice
He's in the jailhouse now

Well, I went out last Tuesday
I met a gal named Susie
Told her I was the swellest man around
We started spendin' my money
She started callin' me honey
We took in every cabaret in town

We're in the jailhouse now
In the jailhouse now
You know I told that judge right to his face
I couldn't stand to see his place
We're in the jailhouse now

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Written by:

Jimmie Rodgers

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