Who Sang Jailhouse? Aaron Neville

Aaron Neville Tell It Like It Is cover art

Some other versions of "Jailhouse"
Credits
publisher: ©COLSOUL PUBLISHING CO , OLRAP PUBLISHING COMPANY
writers: Aaron Neville
release date: 1966
genres: Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 3:15
Too many, too many mornings, gotta wake up soon
Too many, too many mornings, whoa Lord gotta wake up soon
Oh and eat my breakfast by the light of the moon

It was late, very late last summer, when I first got my time
Whoa it was late, very very late last summer you know when I, I first got my time
My buddy got one hundred years, thank the Lord I just got ninety-nine

If you see, if you see my Mama, won't you tell her this for me
Lord, if you see , if you see my dear old mother, won't you please tell her this for me
I got a long long time and Lord knows when I'm gonna be free

You know they come up here a skippin' and a jumpin' but you know that they won't last long
Lord, they come up here a skippin' and a jumpin', but you know that they won't last long
One day they're gonna wish they were a baby boy in their mothers arms

You know they're always, always talking about dangerous blue
Whoa, you know they're always talking about dangerous blue
If I had my big old pistol, you know I'd be dangerous too

Twelve jury men found me guilty, the doorman looked me up and down
Lord, twelve jury men found me guilty, you know the doorman looked me up and down
Just looked at me through the corner of his eye and said boy, you're penitentiary bound

One day, one day down in New Orleans, all the girls gonna jump and shout
Lord, one day down in New Orleans all the girls gonna jump and shout
When them big green gates open up wide, I'll come steppin' out



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tell It Like It Is
  • 2 Why Worry
  • 3 She Took You for a Ride
  • 4 A Hard Nut to Crack
  • 5 You Think You're So Smart
  • 6 Jailhouse
  • 7 Bet You're Surprised
  • 8 Love, Love, Love
  • 9 Since You're Gone
  • 10 Spaceman
  • 11 Hold on, Help Is on the Way

  • Album Information
    label: Par-Lo Enterprises
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin