Songs about prison/jail

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  1. 3-Chord-Genius

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    If you look at the lyrics for Jailhouse Rock, they sound a little..... uh, I'll stop there.

    "You're the cutest jailbird I ever did see?". Really? A co-ed jail?? Hmmmm ...


    "If you can't find a partner use a wooden chair".... What?!
     
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    I would say that is an incorrect conclusion
     
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    Take a Message to Mary Everly Brothers and Bob Dylan
     
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    from the hardest, illest band of the 70s:

    I'm comin' home, I've done my time
    Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine
    If you received my letter telling you I'd soon be free
    Then you'll know just what to do
    If you still want me, if you still want me
    Whoa, tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree
    It's been three long years, do you still want me?
    If I don't see a ribbon round the ole oak tree
    I'll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame on me
    If I don't see a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree
    Bus driver, please look for me
    'Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see
    I'm really still in prison and my love, she holds the key
    A simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free
    And I wrote and told her please
    Whoa, tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree
    It's been three long…


    and another everly bros:
     
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    Probably doesn't count. Like the song tho
     
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    I saw Imelda one night.
    Best rockabilly show I've ever seen in my life, and, that's saying a lot

    Shame she's hung that up

    And that Jeff Beck, he really is one of the very best of all time.
     
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    can't believe I forgot this one - I've sung it a Christmas gigs for the last 8 or 9 years:

     
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    Here is Gary Clark Jr (playing a blonde telecaster) singing about being in jail in Travis County, which is where Austin Texas is.

     
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    I've played this one in many bands, what a great tune, and country disco to boot!
     
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    Another prison song that's a blast to play live "I was wasting time, breakin' rocks up on the hill, I got a little anxious and the warden got killed:cool: "
     
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    I'll have to take the uploader's word for it...

     
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    Your missing the best one ever !
     
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