3-He's In The Jailhouse Now (4:48) (Featured Track)
He’s In The Jailhouse Now (4:48) (Featured Track)
Contact: Geoff Hansplant / 215-852-1570
Songwriter: Eddie and Nellie Stafford
Publisher / PRO: Peer International Corporation / ASCAP
Produced by: Geoff Hansplant, Paul Deck, John Fachet
Release Date: 12/2/2019
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Geoff Hansplant - guitar and vocal
Paul Deck - drums and percussion
Julie Myers - violin
Nick Terramani - bass

Well I knew a man named Campbell
Campbell used to speak in a jamble
He made his living
Cheating all the while
Had a little game called yoker
Black -jack, dice and poker
Thought he was the
Slickest dude in town
Well I found out last Monday
Campbell got locked up Sunday
They’ve got him in the jailhouse
Way down town, oh me
They got Campbell locked in jail
Ain’t nobody gonna go his bail
Judge he says
He won’t accept no fine, no sir

He’s in the jailhouse now
He’s in the jailhouse now
I told that Campbell once or twice
Stop playing cards and shootin’ dice
He’s in the Jailhouse now

I remember the last election
Everybody they were in action
Trying to select
A president
My brother by the name of Bill Austin
Walked from New York to Boston
Looking for an
Honest government
Now brother Bill’s a voter
Also a great promoter
He’s always looking
For some good advice
Told Bill when you go to the polls
Vote straight across the top row
But instead of voting once
He voted twice, they got him

He’s in the Jailhouse now
He’s in the jailhouse now
I told brother Bill when we was home
Leave the politician’s business alone
He’s in the jailhouse now

Well I went to town last Friday
Met a little gal named Lydie
I thought she was the
Prettiest girl in town
She started calling me honey
I started spending my money
Went into a cafe
To sit down
Well folks I was really in it
I was buying a drink a minute
Buying champagne and whiskey
By the doz
When I went to pay that man
I found that lady’s hand
In my pocket
Where my money was, she deserved it

She’s in the graveyard now
She’s in the graveyard now
I told that judge right to his face
That lady’s hand was out of its place
She’s in the graveyard now
She’s pushing up daisies
She’s in the graveyard
And I’m in the jailhouse now