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Crimes
And do as you are told to do, And fun you sure will see."
7    I went with them. O what a fool! I held a gun outside
While all the rest went in,
And the old night watchman tied.
8    A whistle blew, the cops came up And took me unaware;
I couldn't speak, I couldn't move, I was so cold and scared.
9    The judge said I was guilty; The others were not caught;
So they brought me to this prison And left me here to rot.
io Now I've told my sad, sad story, Back to work I now must go; Back to the steaming laundry, To cuss and sweat and blow.
ii I used to work in the kitchen And wash the pans and crocks, But now I work in the laundry And wash the stinking socks.







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