Hangman Jury

Album: Permanent Vacation (1987)
  • Me and my old lady sittin' in the shade
    Talkin' 'bout the money that I ain't made
    Singin' o boy dontcha line the track a lack a

    Oh boy dontcha line the track
    Oh boy dontcha line the track a lack a
    Oh boy dontcha line the track

    If I could I surely would
    Stand on the rock that Moses stood
    Singin' O boy dontcha line the track a lack a

    Oh boy dontcha line the track
    Oh boy dontcha line the track a lack a
    Oh boy dontcha line the track

    Drank so much hooch
    It my eyes be gettin' blurry
    They say I nailed her to the wall
    A stitch in time don't mean a thing
    No hangman jury could make me crawl
    'Cause I'm a poor boy dontcha
    Line the track a lack a

    O boy dontcha line the track
    O boy dontcha line the track a lack a
    O boy dontcha line the track

    Whatcha do with a gun that's loaded
    Shot her dead and her heart exploded
    Tell me baby now d-dontcha worry
    Like lyin' to a Hangman Jury
    I swear I didn't know that '45 was loaded
    In fact my memory ain't too clear
    That's not to say she didn't get what she deserved
    Least that's the way it looked from here
    Boy when you line the track a lack a

    Hey boy dontcha line the track a lack a
    Hey boy dontcha line the track
    Ooh, my love came tumblin' down
    Ooh, love come tumblin' down
    Ooh, Let's get outta here

    Love come tumblin'
    And every night she take her things into the city
    And in the morning make me beg
    If I'd taken all her titty gritty
    Smack her right upside the head

    Boy dontcha line the track a lack a
    Oh boy dontcha line the track
    Oh boy dontcha line the track

    Ooh, my love came tumblin' down
    Ooh, love comes tumblin' down
    Ooh, love comes tumblin' down
    Poor boy sweatin' in the hot summer night
    Hangman waitin' for the early mornin' light singin'

    Oh boy dontcha line the track a lack a
    Oh boy dontcha line the track
    Oh boy dontcha line the track a lack a
    Oh boy dontcha line the track

    If I could I surely would
    Stand on the rock that Moses
    Done stood singin'

    Oh boy dontcha line the track a lack a
    Oh boy dontcha line the track
    Oh boy dontcha line the track a lack a
    Oh boy dontcha line the track Writer/s: JAMES DOUGLAS VALLANCE, HUDDIE LEDBETTER, JOE PERRY, STEVEN TALLARICO
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management, T.R.O. INC.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Kat from Rowlett, TxCool song!(:
  • Dane from Lima,ohio, Fl"Drank so much hooch it made my eyes be gettin' blurry...they say I nailed her to the wall..."Great stuff.By far,this is (was ) the peak of their reunion material.I love the rocking chair creaking & the crickets chirping.It's pretty bluesy.One of my fave Smith songs.
  • Daniel from São Paulo, BrazilThis song was inspired by an old song called "Linin'Track" by a bluesman called LeadBelly, and it also contains some of the same verses... listen and take your own conclusions !!
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