I Got Stripes

Tune down 1/2 step
(Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Bb, Eb)

Intro:
|     C     |     D     |     D     |


D                        A7
On a Mon – day, I was arrest – ed. (Uh-huh)
D
On a Tuesday, they locked me in the jail. (Poor boy)
A7
On a Wednesday, my trial was attest – ed.
D
On a Thursday, they said guilty and the judge’s gavel fell.


D                                      A7
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
D
I got chains, chains around my feet.
A7
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders,
D
And them chains, them chains, they’re ’bout to drag me down.


D                                    A7
On a Monday, got my striped britches. (Uh-huh)
D
On a Tuesday, got my ball and chain. (Poor boy)
A7
On a Wednesday, I’m workin’ diggin’ ditches.
D
On a Thursday, Lord, I begged them not to knock me down a-gain.


D                                      A7
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
D
I got chains, chains around my feet.
A7
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders,
D
And them chains, them chains, they’re ’bout to drag me down.


E                                      B7
On a Mon – day, my mama come to see me. (Uh-huh)
E
On a Tuesday, they caught me with a file. (Poor boy)
B7
On a Wednesday, I’m down in soli-tary.
E
On a Thursday, Lord, I start on bread and water for a while.


D                                      A7
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
D
I got chains, chains around my feet.
A7
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders,
D
And them chains, them chains, they’re ’bout to drag me Down.

 

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