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 Comment:Traditional 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 Comment:Any 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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