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He's in the Jailhouse Now

This song is by Jim Jackson and appears on the compilation album Jim Jackson Vol. 1 (1927-1928) (1992).

I had a friend named Campbell, he used to steal and gamble
He made his living cheating all the while
He played a game called euchre, pinochle and poker
He thought he was the smartest dude in town
But I just found up Monday, he got locked up Sunday
They've got him in that jailhouse down in town
They got Campbell in the jail, no one to go his bail
The judge won't even accept him a fine

He's in the jailhouse now, he's in the jailhouse now
I told Campbell once or twice
"Stop playing cards and shooting dice"
Spoken: Yeah, they got 'I'm
He's in the jailhouse now

I remember 'way last Friday, I met a girl named Lani
I thought she was the purtiest girl in town
She called me "Sonny", and I begin to spend my money
We went into a swell cafe and sit down
I thought that I was in it, I was spendin' every minute
Buyin' wine and whiskey by the quart
But when I went to pay that man, I found that lady's hand
In my pocket where my money was

She's in the graveyard now, she's in the graveyard now
I told the judge right to his face
"That lady's hand was out of its place"
Spoken: Yeah, they got her
She's in the graveyard now

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