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The Prisoner's Song
Words and Music by Guy Massey - 1924
Charted for 32 weeks, twelve at No. 1, during 1925 and 1926
G - C -
D7 - G -
- - C -
D7 - G -  (repeat twice)
8-beat intro. Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Oh, I wish I had someone to love me,
Someone to call me her own,
Oh, I wish I had someone to live with,
For I'm tired of living alone.

Oh, please meet me tonight in the moonlight,
Please meet me tonight all alone,
For I have a sad story to tell you,
It's a story that's never been told.

I'll be carried to the new jail tomorrow,
Leavin' my poor darlin' alone,
With the cold prison bars all around me,
And my head on a pillow of stone.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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