Working on the coal pile
Busting rocks at night
Working me to death for false sense of now
An now you know that isn’t right

Oh Warden
have mercy on me please
I’m in this penitentiary
Begging on bended knees

Scrub floors in the day time
Bust rocks by the moon
When I go to the mess hall
Got to eat my meat with a spoon

Oh Warden
have mercy on me please
I’m in this penitentiary
Begging on bended knees

I hear you Ted

-Spoken-
David Allan Coe is an usual man
A man with 20 years of prison
300 songs and 365 tattoos behind him
Before him a future of much success
If the great odds of a hit record happens
As Shelby S Singleton of Shelby Singleton corporation thinks it will

Boss man says I’m lazy
I try not to frown
I know if I make him angry
He’ll knock me down on the ground

Oh Warden
have mercy on me please
I’m in this penitentiary
Begging on bended knees

1 Comment
  1. jim secco

    it’s
    GREAT

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