"In The Jailhouse Now" as written by and Jimmie Rodgers....
I had a friend named Ramblin' Bob
Who used to steal gamble and rob
He thought he was the smartest guy in town
But I found out last Monday
That Bob got locked up Sunday
They've got him in the jailhouse way down town
He's in the jailhouse now he's in the jailhouse now
I told him once or twice quit playin' cards and shootin' dice
He's in the jailhouse now

He played a game called poker pinoccle with Dan Yoker
But shooting dice was his greatest game
Now he's downtown in jail nobody to go his bail
The judge done said that he refused a fine
He's in the jailhouse now he's in the jailhouse now
I told him once or twice quit playin' cards and shootin' dice
He's in the jailhouse now

I went out last Tuesday met a gal named Susie
Told her I was the swellest guy around
We started to spend my money
Then she started to call me honey
We took in every cabaret in town
We're in the jailhouse now
We're in the jailhouse now
I told the judge right to his face
We didn't like to see this place
We're in the jailhouse now


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"In the Jailhouse Now" as written by Jimmie Rodgers

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    General CommentTraditional song, Also was played by The Memphis Jugband and first recorded by Blind Blake in 1927
    FackingHellon April 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAny song that says "yodel" is my kind of tune! Unfortunately, the artist's name is incomplete. There should be a "The" included.
    SweetCheeks2on February 19, 2012   Link

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