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Thread #8178   Message #50264
Posted By: Art Thieme
20-Dec-98 - 12:08 AM
Thread Name: Songs about capital punishment.
Subject: Lyr Add: SEND ME TO THE 'LECTRIC CHAIR^^
Bessie Smith's "ELECTRIC CHAIR BLUES"-----That's packed away too, but I'm thinkin' I might receall it...

Judge your honor, hear my plea, before you open up your court,
I don't want no sympathy--I just cut my good man's throat,
Found him with a travellin' Jane--I warned her before,
I had my knife, and, well, it's plain,
The rest you ought to know.

CHORUS)
Judge, judge, good kind judge,
You can send me to the 'lectric chair,
Judge, judge, hear my plea,
ou can fry me 'cause I don't care.
I cut him with my Barlow (bottle?),
Stabbed him in the side,
Stood there watchin' over him,
While he wobbled 'round and died,
Judge, judge good kind judge,
Please send me to the 'lectric chair.

Judge, judge, good kind judge--send me to the 'lectric chair,
Judge, judge, let me fly away from here,
Don't want no bonded man to go my bail,
Don't wanna spend no 99 years in jail,
Judge, judge, good kind judge,
Send me to the 'lectric chair.

Judge, judge, please Mr. judge,...

I'm sure there's another verse but it's gone from m'head. Somebody else, please take over: