Wm Pollock's Pianobook

In The Jailhouse Now

Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Soggy Bottom Boys

    [C]I had a friend named Ramblin' Bob who used to steal, gamble and rob
He thought he was the smartest guy in to[F]wn
[F]But I found out last Monday that Bob got locked up Sunday
They've [D]got him in the jailhouse way down [G]town.

[Chorus]
He[G]'s in the jailhouse [C]now, he's in the jailhouse [F]now
I tol[G]d him once or twice to stop playin' cards and shootin' dice
He's in the jailhouse [C]now

  F - C - G - C

Bob liked to play his poker, pinochle, whist and euchre
But shootin' dice was his greatest game
Well he got throw'd in jail, with nobody to go his bail
The judge done said that he refused the fine.

[Chorus]

Well I went out last Tuesday, I met a girl named Susie
I said I was the swellest guy around
Well we started to spendin' my money, Then she started to callin' me honey
We took in every cabaret in town.

We're in the jailhouse now we're in the jailhouse now
We're in the jailhouse now we're in the jailhouse now
They told us once or twice to quit playin' cards and shootin' dice
We're in the jailhouse now