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      Behind Those Stone Walls

      The Carter Family

      Album: In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain CD6

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      The Carter Family - Behind Those Stone Walls Música y Letra

      Twas in St Louis city where I first saw the light
      Brought up by honest parents on a pathway of right
      I was left on orphan at the age of ten years
      On mother's grave I shed many tears
      
      I'd scarcely reached manhood when I left my old home
      With some other fellows to the west we did roam
      Seeking employment though scarcely could find
      We seemed so poor and the people unkind
      
      Was in New York City where we first met our fate
      We were arrested while roaming the streets
      The charges were burglars the theft it was called
      But they said it would place us behind the stone walls
      
      We were marched next morning to the courthouse for trial
      My pal was downhearted so I gave him a smile
      We pleaded for mercy but was shown none at all
      They gave us twenty years behind the stone walls
      
      We were handcuffed next morning and marched to the pen
      We arrived there at midnight with a few other men
      The doors were thrown open we marched in the halls
      Just learn to be a convict behind the stone walls
      
      While lying that night on a pallet of straw
      I swore I would never again break the law
      There's none but your mother to bear your downfall
      When you are a convict behind the stone walls
      
      Come all you young fellows and listen to me
      When you lose life's pleasures you've lost liberty
      I've tasted life's pleasures it's bitter than gall
      It'll lead to a cell behind the stone wall

      The Carter Family - Behind Those Stone Walls Música y Letra

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