On this old rock pile
with this ball and chain.
They call me by a number not a name
Lord, Lord.

Gotta do my time,
I gotta do my time.
With this achin’ heart,
on that gal of mine.

Now you can here my hammer,
you can hear my saw.
Gonna sing it like John Henry all day long
Lord, Lord.

Gotta do my time,
I gotta do my time.
With this achin’ heart,
on that gal of mine.

Johnny Cash:
They call me by a number not a name
Lord, Lord.
They call me by a number not a name
Lord, Lord.

When that old judge looked down at me.
Said I put you in that penitentiary Lord, Lord.

Gotta do my time, I gotta do my time.
With an achin’ heart, on that gal of mine.

Well now it wont be long,
just a few more days.
They’ll let me out of here I’m gonna stay
Lord, Lord.

With that girl of mine,
with that girl of mine.
She’s waited for me
while I’ve done my time.

Johnny Cash:
They call me by a number not a name
Lord, Lord.
They call me by a number not a name
Lord, Lord. x4


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