I Got Stripes Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Charlie Williams, Johnny Cash
album: Track 1 in album Old Golden Throat
release date: 1968-6
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Country
length: 2:03
composer: Charlie Williams, Johnny Cash
lyricist: Johnny Cash, Charlie Williams

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Old Golden Throat cover art
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On a Monday,
I was arrested (uh huh)
On a Tuesday,
They locked me in the jail (oh boy)
On a Wednesday,
My trial was attested
On a Thursday,
They said guilty and
The Judge's gavel fell

I got stripes,
Stripes around my shoulders
I got chains,
Chains around my feet
I got stripes,
Stripes around my shoulders
And them chains, them chains,
They're about to drag me down

On a Monday,
My momma come to see me
On a Tuesday,
They caught me with a file
On a Wednesday,
I'm down in solitary
On a Thursday,
I start on bread and water for a while

I got stripes,
Stripes around my shoulders
I got chains,
Chains around my feet
I got stripes,
Stripes around my shoulders
And them chains, them chains,
They're about to drag me down

I got stripes,
Stripes around my shoulders
I got chains,
Chains around my feet
I got stripes,
Stripes around my shoulders
And them chains, them chains,
They're about to drag me down


Track Listing

  • 1 I Got Stripes
  • 2 A Certain Kinda Hurtin'
  • 3 Little at a Time
  • 4 All Over Again
  • 5 Still in Town
  • 6 Smiling Bill McCall
  • 7 The Wind Changes
  • 8 The Sons of Katie Elder
  • 9 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 10 Tennesee Flat Top Box
  • 11 The Matador
  • 12 Send a Picture of Mother
  • 13 You Dreamer You
  • 14 Red Velvet