Cocaine Blues
(from the album "Risin Outlaw")

Transcribed by R. Patterson
(Standard Tuning)

[C]Early one mornin while making the rounds
I took a shot of cocaine and I [G]shot my woman down
Went right home and I went to bed
I [C]stuck that lovin' .44 beneath my head

[C]Got up the next morning and I grabbed my gun
took a shot of cocaine and [G]away I run
Made a good run, but I run too slow -
they [C]overtook me down in Juarez Mexico

[C]Laid in the hot joint, takin' the pill
In walked the Sheriff from [G]Jericho Hill
He said "Willie Lee, your name is not Jack Brown"
[C]"You're the dirty hack that shot your woman down"

[C]Yes, oh yes my name is Willie Lee
If you've got a warrant just [G]read it to me
I shot her down 'cause she made me slow
I [C]thought I was her daddy but she had five more

(Instrumental break - [C][G][G][C])

[C]When I was arrested, I was dressed in black
They put me on a train and they [G]took me back
I had no friend for to go my bail
They [C]slapped my doddered carcass in that county jail

[C]The next morning 'bout a half past nine
I spied a Sheriff comin' [G]down the line
He kind of coughed as he cleared his throat
He [C]said "Come on you dirty hack, to the district court"

[C]Entered the courtroom, and my trial began
where I was held by [G]twelve honest men
Just before the jury started out
I [C]saw that dirty judge commence to look about

(Instrumental break - [C][G][G][C])

[C]In about five minutes, in walked a man
holding the verdict in [G]his right hand
The verdict read "In the first degree.."
I [C]hollered "Lordy, Lordy - have mercy on me!"

[C]The judge smiled as he picked up his pen
"Ninety-nine years in the [G]Folsom State Pen"
Ninety-nine years underneath that ground
I [C]can't forget the day I shot that bad bitch down

[C]Come on you've gotta listen [F]up to me
[G]"Lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine [C]be!"

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