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Johnny Cash
Album: At San Quentin (live)
Track: Starkville City Jail

Starkville City Jail Lyrics

(Johnny Cash)
© '68 Song Of Cash Music, ASCAP

Well I left my motel room down at the Starkville Motel
The town had gone to sleep and I was feelin' fairy well
I strolled along the sidewalk neath the sweet magnolia trees
I was whis'lin' pickin' flowers swayin' in the southern breeze

I found myself surrounded one policeman said that's him
Come along wild flower child don't you know that it's two a.m.
They're bound to get you cause they got a curfew
And you go to the Starkville city jail

Well they threw me in the car and started drivin' into town
I said what the hell did I do and he said shutup and sit down
Well they emptied out my pockets took my pills and guitar picks
I said wait my name is aw shut up well I sure was in a fix

The sergeant put me in a cell then he went home for night
I said come back here you so and so I ain't bein' treatin' right
Well they're bound to get you cause they got a curfew
And you go to the Starkville city jail

I started pacin' back and forth and now and then I'd yell
And kick my 40 dollar shoes against the steel door of my cell
I'd walk awhile and kick awhile and all night nobody came
Then I sadly remembered that they didn't even take my name

At eight a.m. they let me out I said gimme them things of mine
They gave me a sneer and a guitar pick and a yellow dandelion
They're bound to get you cause they got a curfew
And you go to the Starkville city jail and you go to the Starkville city jail

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