Cocaine Blues

Hank Thompson


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: T.j. Arnall, William A Nichols
album: Track 6 in album Songs for Rounders
release date: 1959-8
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
composer: T.J. Arnall
lyricist: T.J. Arnall

Album Information

label: Capitol Records
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Hank Thompson Songs for Rounders cover art


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Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds
Went right home and I went to bed

Took a shot of cocaine and away I run
They overtook me down in Juarez Mexico
Late in the hot joints smokin' the pill
He said Willy Lee your name is not Jack Brown

If you've got the warrant just read it to me
I thought I was her daddy but she had five more
Put me on the train I was dressed in black
Had no one for to go my bail

I spied the sheriff coming down the line
He said come on you dirty hack into that district court
Into the courtroom trial began
Just before the jury started out

Holding the verdict in his right hand
I hollered Lowdy Lowdy have a mercy on me
Judge he smiled as he picked up his ben
Ninety-nine years underneath that ground

Lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Three Times Seven
  • 2 I'll Be a Bachelor Till I Die
  • 3 Drunkard's Blues
  • 4 Teach 'em How to Swim
  • 5 Dry Bread
  • 6 Cocaine Blues
  • 7 Deep Elm Blues
  • 8 Bummin' Around
  • 9 Little Blossom
  • 10 Roving Gambler
  • 11 Left My Gal in the Mountains
  • 12 May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight Mister