Blackjack County Chain Song Lyrics

Willie Nelson


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Red Lane
album: Track 5 in album Good Ol' Country Singin'
release date: 2000
popularity : 34 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:05

Album Information

country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 018111612029
script: Latin

Cover Art

Willie Nelson Good Ol' Country Singin' cover art


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I was sittin' beside the road in Blackjack County
Not knowing that the sheriff paid a bounty
For men like me who didn't have a penny to their names
So he locked my leg to thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chain

All we had to eat was bread and water
Each day we had to build that road a mile and a quarter
Black sneak whip would cut our backs when some poor fool complained
But we couldn't fight back wearin' 35 pounds of Blackjack County chain

And then one night while the sheriff was a sleepin'
We all gathered round him slowly creepin'
And heaven help me to forget that night in the cold cold rain
When we beat him death with thirty-five pounds of Blackjack County chain


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Ashamed
  • 2 He Sits at My Table
  • 3 Tender Years
  • 4 Down to Our Last Goodbye
  • 5 Blackjack County Chain
  • 6 Did I Ever Love You
  • 7 Something to Think About
  • 8 I Don't Feel Anything
  • 9 You Ought to Hear Me Cry
  • 10 I'm Still Not Over You