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Bobby Womack Lyrics
"Arkansas State Prison"

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I've served time
3 long years in Arkansas State Prison

To hear all about it
come sit down and listen
I slaved the way

Pickin' cotton 'til I thought
My back was breakin'
3 meals a day

All I ate was black eyed peas
And long cold cornbread

It was a night near
The time I spent there
More than once I felt a clammy hand
Upon my shoulder

Mr. Death was
Telling me that
I'd never get a minute over

I was man
I refused to ?brinh along
With Memphis Red
I buffered the guise
Madden ?tres
Better left unsaid

He insisted
But I resisted
He wouldn't stop --
I grabbed a shovel
And I opened up his head!
He wouldn't stop --
I grabbed a shovel
And I opened up his head!
All the guards took a good look
At what I done
At what I done -- then hey said

Say your prize boy, your race
Has been the run
Just for kicks

They set me free

And they brought the dogs
To hunt me down
And then the rains came
And heeled my scent
And my hiding place was never found

I was one they never found
Oooh, I was one they never found
No one knows how many they list as missin'
I lie in deep in the fields at the
Arkansas State Prison
This song is from the album "Anthology".