"Cocaine Blues" as written by and T. J./nichols Arnall....
Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds
I took a shot of cocaine and shot my woman down
I went right home and I went to bed
I stuck that lovin' forty-four beneath my head.

Got up next mornin' and I grabbed that gun
Took a shot of cocaine and away I run
Made a good run but I run too slow
They overtook me down in Juarez Mexico.

Laid in the hot joint takin' the pill
In walked a sheriff from Jericho Hill
He said Willy Lee your name is not Jack Brown
You're the dirty hack that shot your woman down.

I said yes sir my name is Willie Lee
If you've got a warrant just read it to me
Shot her down cause she made me slow
I thought I was her daddy but she had five more.

When I was arrested I was dressed in black
They put me on a train and they took me back
Had no friends for to go my bail
They slapped my dried up carcass in the county jail.

Early next morning about a half past nine
I spied a sheriff comin' down the line
Coughed and coughed as he cleared his throat
He said come on you dirty hack into that district court

Into the court room my trial began
Where I was handled by twelve honest men
Just before the jury started out
I saw that little judge commence to look about.

In about five minutes in walked a man
Holding the verdict in his right hand
The verdict read in the first degree
I hollered Lordy Lordy have mercy on me

The judge he smiled as he picked up his pen
Ninety nine years in the Folsom pen
Ninety nine years underneath that ground
I can't forget the day I shot that bad bitch down
Come on you gotta listen unto me
Lay off that whiskey and let that cocaine be


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"Cocaine Blues" as written by William A Nichols T.j. Arnall

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  • +4
    General Commentim pretty sure its about cocaine
    chobba111on March 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey theres no need to argue people, its about the music anyway!

    The songs great, he got those prisoners riled up, thats all that matters =]
    Lover03on April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last line says it all. No good ever comes of cocaine
    jim19617on September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song though.
    Carolynon February 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol at chobba111.

    Anyway, I love this song. It's tone is so defiant. Even if it has a wholesome moral at the end, he's in no way apologetic.

    Also, the crowd noise on Folsom Prison adds so much to the feel of the song.
    CharlatanSinon March 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcocaine+whiskey=insane .... thats what i hear atleast
    bigwillon June 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbigwill u pretty much hit the nail on the head this is his day wen u do dat combanation
    uNDEROATH62on August 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCocaine is the worst drug. It makes you feel awful. Please don't even try it (cocaine)! (if this even helps one person resist it). But really all drugs are bad. Be high on life! It sounds corny, but drugs really screw with your head and eventually they will make you depressed. Take it from someone who is fighting the battle now.
    ikkinon September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNah Drugs are fine, really they are.
    I suppose you enjoy drinking ikkin so dont condemn drugs you make youself a hypocrit like so many people
    SherlockHolmeson March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentback in the good ole bad ass days
    a man used to put his cocaine in his whiskey and drink it!
    in the movie they didn't want to show that he had a coke problem, but he did.

    Stevie Ray Vaughn used to party the same way.
    givinwhatforon May 11, 2007   Link

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