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Lyrics by: Bob Dylan
# Debut Chart
33 Dec '71 Hot 100

Lyrics

I woke up this morning There were tears in my bed They killed a man I really loved Shot him through the head


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Lord, Lord, they cut George Jackson down Lord, Lord, they laid him in the ground Sent him off to prison For a seventy dollar robbery Closed the door behind him And they threw away the key Lord, Lord, they cut George Jackson down Lord, Lord, they laid him in the ground He wouldn`t take shit from no one He wouldn`t bow down or kneel Authorities, they hated him Because he was just too real Lord, Lord, they cut George Jackson down Lord, Lord, they laid him in the ground Prison guards, they cursed him As they watched him from above But they were frightened of his power They were scared of his love Lord, Lord, so they cut George Jackson down Lord, Lord, they laid him in the ground Sometimes I think this whole world Is one big prison yard Some of us are prisoners The rest of us are guards Lord, Lord, they cut George Jackson down Lord, Lord, they laid him in the ground

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