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1962 - Pop
Lyrics by: Karl Davis, Harty Taylor
# Debut Chart
76 Oct '62 Hot 100

Lyrics

I'm not in your town to stay Said a lady old and gray To the warden of the penitentiary


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I'm not in your town to stay And I'll soon be on my way I'm just here to get My baby out of jail Oh, warden, I'm just here To get my baby out of jail I tried to raise my baby right I have prayed both day and night That he wouldn't follow The footsteps of his dad I have searched both far and wide And I feared that he had died But at last I've found My baby here in jail Oh, warden, at last I've found my baby here in jail It was just five years today When his daddy passed away He was found beneath The snow, so cold and white Twas then I vowed to take his ring And his gold watch and his chain Then the county laid his daddy in the grave Yes, warden, the county laid His daddy in the grave I will pawn you his watch I will pawn you his chain I will pawn you my Diamond wedding ring I will wash all your clothes I will scrub all your floors If that will get my baby out of jail Yes, warden, if that will Get my baby out of jail Then I heard the warden say To the lady old and gray I'll go bring your Darling baby to your side Two iron gates swang wide apart She held her darling to her heart She kissed her baby boy and then she died But smiling, she kissed her baby boy And then she died I'm not in your town to stay Said a lady old and gray I'm just here to get my baby out of jail Yes, warden, I'm just here To get my baby out of jail

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