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The Lone Star Trail
And if you get in trouble, your bail I'll come and go." When I got up in Kansas, I had a pleasant dream; I dreamed I was down on Trinity, down on that
pleasant stream; I dreampt my true love right beside me, she come to
go my bail; I woke up broken hearted with a yearling by the
tail.
Ci yi yip yip yip pe ya.
In came my jailer about nine o'clock,
A bunch of keys was in his hand, my cell door to
unlock, Saying, " Cheer up, my prisoner, I heard some voice
say You're bound to hear your sentence some time
to-day." In came my mother about ten o'clock, Saying, " O my loving Johnny, what sentence have
you got?" " The jury found me guilty and the judge a-standin'
by Has sent me down to Huntsville to lock me up and
die."
Ci yi yip yip yip pe ya.
Down come the jailer, just about eleven o'clock, With a bunch of keys all in his hand the cell doors to unlock,
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