Cowboy Songs And Other Frontier Ballads

Complete Text, Lyrics & Sheet Music

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
THE CONVICT
W HEN slumbering in my convict cell my child­hood days I see, When I was mother's little child and knelt at
mother's knee. There my life was peace, I know, I knew no sorrow
or pain. Mother dear never did think, I know, I would wear a felon's chain.
Clink, clink, clink, clink, clink,
Ah, don't you hear the clinking of my chain ?
Clink, clink, clink, clink, clink,
Ah, don't you hear the clinking of my chain ?
When I had grown to manhood and evil paths I
trod, I learned to scorn my fellow-man and even curse my
God"; And in the evil course I ran for a great length of
time Till at last I ran too long and was condemned for a
felon's crime.
My prison life will soon be o'er, my life will soon be gone,—
290






E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III