Austin Prison Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny R. Cash
album: Track 9 in album Everybody Loves a Nut
release date: 1966
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length: 2:08

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They had a warrant out for me all over the country
And I was trying to beat the raps in Idaho
I was breaking into a schoolhouse Sunday morning without warning
When I saw the sheriff coming for me slow from down below

His steel gray eyes were blazing when he saw me
His hand was on his gun when he rode up
He said you killed that woman I know you shot her why'd you do it
I'm taking you to Austin then I'm gonna lock you up

Well he tied me with a plow line the next morning
And he had me deep in Texas the next day
A crazy screaming lynch mob waited in the streets of Austin
But he put me in the jailhouse and he threw the key away

A jury found me guilty three months later twelve evil men with murder in their eyes
They even took me out and said now show us where you killed her
And that wicked judge said now I here by sentence you to die
But here I am far away from Austin prison my friend the jailer handed me a file
Now all I want between me and there are a lot of friendly people
And miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles and miles

Track Listing

  • 1 Everybody Loves a Nut
  • 2 The One on the Right Is on the Left
  • 3 Cup of Coffee
  • 4 The Bug That Tried to Crawl Around the World
  • 5 The Singing Star's Queen
  • 6 Austin Prison
  • 7 Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog
  • 8 Take Me Home
  • 9 Please Don't Play Red River Valley
  • 10 Boa Constrictor
  • 11 Joe Bean