Wm Pollock's Pianobook

I Got Stripes

Johnny Cash

    Intro = D - D - D - D

     D              A7
On a Monday i was arrested (uh huh)
                                   D
On a Tuesday they locked me in the jail (oh boy)
     D                       A7
On a Wednesday my trial was attested
                                                     D
On a Thursday they said guilty and the judge's gavel fell

      D                               A7
I got stripes  ---  stripes around my shoulders
                                    D 
I got chains  ---  chains around my feet
      D                               A7
I got stripes  ---  stripes around my shoulders
                                                          D 
And them chains  ---  them chains they're aout to drag me down

E   E   E   E

     E                       B7
On a Monday my momma come to see me
                                   E 
On a Tuesday they caught me with a file
     E                          B7
On a Wednesday I'm down in soli-tary
                                               E
On a Thursday I start on bread and water for a while

      E                               B7
I got stripes  ---  stripes around my shoulders
                                    E
I got chains  ---  chains around my feet
      E                               B7
I got stripes  ---  stripes around my shoulders
                                                          E
And them chains  ---  them chains they're aout to drag me down

[repeat last verse]