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In the Jailhouse Now

This song is by Delbert McClinton and appears on the album Love Rustler (1977).

This song is a cover of "In the Jailhouse Now" by Jimmie Rodgers.
I once had a friend named Campbell
He used rob, steal, drink and gamble
He did every thing that was low down
He was tomcattin' one night
When he started a big fight
A big policeman came and knocked him down

He's in the jailhouse now
In the jailhouse now
I told him once or twice
To quit playin' cards and shootin' dice
He's in the jailhouse now

I went out last Tuesday
Met a little girl named Susie
Told her I was the sharpest thing around
Now, first, she started callin' me honey
Then she started spendin' my money
We made every honky tonk in town

We're in the jailhouse now
In the jailhouse now
Told him time and again
Lay off that whiskey, stop drinkin' that gin
He's in the jailhouse now

Do da da do...

I went out last Tuesday (What?!)
Met a little girl named Susie (Who?!)
Told her I was the sharpest thing around
First, she started callin' me honey (Honey)
Then she started spendin' my money (Honey, honey)
We made every honky tonk in town (In this town)

We're in the jailhouse now
In the jailhouse now
I told him time and again
Lay off that whiskey, stop drinkin' that gin

He's in the jailhouse now
In the jailhouse now
I told him once or twice
Quit playin' cards and shootin' dice

He's in the jailhouse now
In the jailhouse now
I told him several times
You're wastin' your money spending your time
In the jailhouse now

Written by:

Jimmie Rodgers

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