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    "Cash on the Barrel Head" Lyrics

    The Louvin Brothers feat. Charlie Louvin

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    I got in a little trouble
    At the county seat
    Lord, they put me in the jail house
    For loafin' on the street
    Well, the judge said guilty
    He made his point
    He said, "Forty five dollars
    Or thirty days in the joint"

    "That'll be cash on the barrelhead, hon
    You can take your choice
    You're twenty one
    No money down
    No credit plan
    No time to chase you
    'Cause I'm a busy man"

    I found a telephone number
    On a laundry slip
    I had a good, hardy jailor
    With a six gun hip
    He let me call long distance
    She said, "Number, please"
    An' just as soon as I told her
    She shouted back at me

    Said, "That'll be cash on the barrelhead, hon
    Not part, not half
    But the entire sum
    No money down
    No credit line
    'Cause a little boy tells me
    You're the travelin' kind"

    Thirty days in the jail house
    Four days on the road
    I was feelin' mighty hungry
    My feet, a heavy load
    I saw a Greyhound comin'
    Stuck out my thumb
    As soon as I was seated
    The driver caught my arm

    Said, "That'll be cash on the barrelhead, hon
    This old, gray dog gets paid to run
    When the engine starts
    An' the wheels will roll
    Give me cash on the barrelhead
    I take you down the road
    Cash on the barrelhead
    I take you down the road"
    This song was submitted on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing.
    Written by Charles Louvin, Ira Louvin.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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