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​Shackles And Chains

This song is by Stonewall Jackson and appears on the album The Great Old Songs (1968).

On a long lonesome journey I am goin'
Oh my sweet little darlin' don't cry
For in shackles and chains they will take me
To a prison to live till I die

And each night through the bars I will gaze at the stars
My dreams dear of you so in vain
A piece of stone I will use for my pillow
While I'm sleepin' in shackles and chains

Put your arms through these bars once more darlin'
Let me kiss those sweet lips I love best
In sorrow they were my consolation
And in sadness my heaven of rest

And at night through the bars I will gaze at the stars
My dreams dear of you so in vain
A piece of stone I will use for my pillow
While I'm sleepin' in shackles and chains

Written by:

Jimmie Davis