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    Woody Guthrie / Lyrics

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    "Lost John" Lyrics

    Woody Guthrie feat. Sonny Terry and Cisco Houston

    Gonna tell you the story
    About old lost John
    Lost John was a boy that got loose
    From a chain gang down in Louisiana

    About sixteen bloodhound, took in after him
    Sheriffs, deputies
    And everybody else in the county
    Chasin' him all across the swamp

    Lost John outrun the bloodhounds there
    All night long, it was long towards mornin'

    He looked up to the tree there
    And seen the lights from a house

    He didn't know whether the people inside
    Was friends or were enemies
    So he wanted to go up to the house
    So, and asked if he could stay there
    To get away from the bloodhounds

    He was afraid if he did go up there
    That the people might set their dogs
    Barking at him or shoot him down
    With a Winchester riffle

    This is the story about lost John

    Old lost John ain't lost no more
    This song was submitted on December 22nd, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Woody Guthrie.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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