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There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang

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[Verse 1]
Bet it isn’t raining back home
Bet your sister’s still on the phone
Bet Mamma’s in the kitchen, cooking fried chicken
Wishing that I hadn’t done wrong
Yeah, Mamma, don’t you worry about it none though
Everything’s going to be all right, Mamma
They’re teaching us a lot of new things in here Mamma
Things like

[Chorus]
There is no good in an evil-hearted woman
And I’m not cut out to be no Jesse James
And you don’t go writing hot cheques down in Mississippi
And there is no good chain gang

[Verse 2]
Papa’s reading yesterday’s mail
Wishing that the hay was all baled
I bet he’s wishing we could go fishing
And here I am laying in jail
Well, Papa, don’t you worry about it none now
Everything’s going to be all right, Papa
They’re teaching us a lesson a day we’re learning pretty well too
We’ve already learned a whole lot of stuff already
Things like

[Chorus]
There is no good in an evil-hearted woman
And I’m not cut out to be no Jesse James
And you don’t go writing hot cheques down in Mississippi
And there is no good chain gang
There is no good in an evil-hearted woman
And I’m not cut out to be no Jesse James
And you don’t go writing hot cheques down in Mississippi
And there is no good chain gang
There is no good in an evil-hearted woman
And I’m not cut out to be no Jesse James
And you don’t go writing hot cheques down in Mississippi
And there is no good chain gang
There is no good in an evil-hearted woman
And I’m not cut out to be no Jesse James
And you don’t go writing hot cheques down in Mississippi
And there is no good chain gang

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