Woody Guthrie - Bad Lee Brown

The song Bad Lee Brown is performed by Woody Guthrie in the album named Buffalo Skinners: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 4 in the year 1999.

Woody Guthrie - Bad Lee Brown Lyrics




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Fast strumming...

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It was late last night I made my rounds;
D A
I met my woman and I blowed her down.
D A
I went on home and I went to bed.
E A
I laid my pistol up under my head.

A
Early next morning, by the rising sun,
D A
I woke up and a started to run.
D A
I made a run but I run too slow;
E A
A man overtook me down in Jericho.

A
I was standing on the corner reading my daddy's will
D A
'Long came a man they call him Bad Texas Bill.
D A
He said, "Uhh, Captain, is your name Lee Brown?
E A
I believe that you the rascal blowed yer woman down."

A
I said, "Yes sir, Captain, my name is Lee.
D A
And if you got any blues, boy sing 'em to me."
D A
"Well I guess Lee, that you know the best
E A
You better come with me the judge will tell you the rest."

(play intro licks on break)

A
When I was arrested, I was dressed in black.
D A
Put me on a train and they brung me back.
D A
Jury found me guilty in the first degree
E A
And they laid me down in the penitentiary.

(intro licks again)

A
Yes the judge found me guilty an' the jury too.
D A
I cried "Lord in Heaven, have some mercy on me!"
D A
I'll be here fer the rest of my life,
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All I done was kill my wife.

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