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Barres d' la Prison

TML # 000740
Click Play Speed Slow 1/4=120 Medium 1/4=145 Fast 1/4=170

A popular Cajun waltz. The last line of music is repeated after each verse.
Good-bye, dear old mother! Good-bye, poor old dad!
Good-bye to my brothers and my dear little sisters!
I`ve been sentenced for the rest
of my life behind prison bars.

I began rambling. I began doing wrong.
I was hard-headed, I got into trouble.
Now I`m sentenced for the rest
of my life behind prison bars.
My dear old mother! She got on her knees
holding her head with both hands.
Crying, she said,"Mmmmmmm!
Dear little boy, I`ll never see you again.
You`ve been sentenced for the rest
of your life behind prison bars."

I said,"Dear old mother, don`t cry for me.
You must pray to try and save your son`s soul
from the flames of hell."
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