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    "Little Sadie" Lyrics

    Clarence Ashley

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    Went out one night for to make a little round
    I met little Sadie and I shot her down
    Went back home and I got in my bed
    Forty four pistol under my head

    Wake up next morning 'bout a half past nine
    The hacks and the buggies all standing in line
    Gents and the gamblers standing all round
    Taking little Sadie to her burying ground

    Then I begin to think what a deed I'd done
    I grabbed my hat and away I run
    Made a good run but a little too slow
    They overtook me in Jericho

    I was standing on the corner, reading the bill
    When up stepped the sheriff from Thomasville
    He said, young man, ain't your name Brown?
    Remember the night you shot Sadie down?

    I said, yes, sir, my name is Lee
    I murdered little Sadie in the first degree
    And first degree and the second degree
    If you got any papers, won't you read 'em to me?

    They took me downtown and dressed me in black
    Put me on the train and started me back
    They crammed me back in that Thomasville jail
    And I had no money for to go my bail

    That judge and the jury, they took their stand
    The judge had the papers in his right hand
    Forty one days and forty one nights
    Forty one years to wear the ball and the stripes
    This song was submitted on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing.
    Written by Doc Watson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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