"Sweet Sally" as written by and Joseph Pernice....
Deep in the heart of a Texas alley
The water runs dust
You let me Sally
We danced a while, I held you in my arm

Then in the morning as the sun did come
I saw big ol' daddy
Big ol' shotgun
The preacher with his wedding songs for us

I ain't nothin' but a country singer
I got no chains, no rings upon my finger
Got the open road
Thought I heard it call me then

And I could hang for the things I've done
But that's okay, I've had my fun
You only go around once, so go away Sweet Sally

Deep in the belly of a Texas prison
The chain gang humdrum
And a slop sink kitchen
There's a cookie with a sweetened eye for me

'Bout every morning as the sun does come
I see big ol' warden
Big ol' shotgun
And a preacher with his wedding songs for us

I guess I'll never be a country singer
I got these chains, no rings upon my finger
Got a hangin' rope and preacher when I die

And I could hang for the things I've done
But that's okay, I've had my fun
You only go around once, so go away Sweet Sally

I guess I'll hang for the things I've done
But that's okay, I've had my fun
You only go around once, go away Sweet Sally


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