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High sheriff tol' de deputy, "Go out an' bring me Laz'us." High sheriff tol' de deputy: "Go out an' bring me Laz'us. Bring him dead or alive, Lawd, Lawd, bring him dead or alive."
Oh, bad man Laz'us done broke in de commissary winder, Oh, bad man Laz'us done broke in de commissary winder, He been paid off, Lawd, Lawd, he been paid off.
Oh, de deputy 'gin to wonder, where in de worP he could fin' him: Oh, de deputy 'gin to wonder, where in de worl' he could fin' him; Well, I don' know, Lawd, Lawd, I jes' don' know.
Oh, dey found' po' Laz'us way out between two mountains, Oh, dey found' po' Laz'us way out between two mountains, An' dey blowed him down, Lawd, Lawd, an' dey blowed him down.
OP Laz'us tol' de deputy he had never been arrested, OP Laz'us tol' de deputy he had never been arrested, By no one man, Lawd, Lawd, by no one man.
So dey shot po' Laz'us, shot him wid a great big number, Dey shot po' Laz'us, shot him wid a great big number, Number 45, Lawd, Lawd, number 45.
An' dey taken po' Laz'us an' dey laid him on de commissary county, Dey taken po' Laz'us an' dey laid him on de commissary county, An' dey walked away, Lawd, Lawd, an' dey walked away.
Laz'us tol' de deputy, "Please gimme a cool drink o' water, Laz'us toP de deputy, "Please gimme a cool drink o' water, Jes' befo' I die, Lawd, Lawd, jes' befo' I die."
Laz'us' sister run an' tol' her mother, Laz'us' sister run an' tol' her mother, Dat po' Laz'us dead, Lawd, Lawd, po' Laz'us dead.
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