Shorty George lyrics
Well-a, Shorty George, he ain't no friend of mine,
Well-a, Shorty [email protected], he ain't no friend of mine,
He's taken all the women and left the men behind.
Well, my papa died when I was just a lad
My papa died when I was just a lad,
And ever since that day, I been to the bad.
Got a letter from my baby, couldn't read from crying, (2x)
She said my mama weren't dead yet but she was slowly dying.
Well,I took my mama to the burying ground, (2x)
I never knowed I loved her till the coffin sound.
Yes, I went down to the graveyard, peeped in my mama's face, (2x)
Ain't it hard to see you in this lonesome place ?"
Note: Shorty George was the train that brought visitors to
-and from- the state penitentiary.
@chaingang @jail @blues
Part of these releases
Shorty George Video
Comments on Shorty George
Submit your thoughts
These comments are owned by whoever posted them. This lyrics site is not responsible for them in any way.
© to the lyrics most likely owned by either the publisher () or
the artist(s) (Leadbelly) which produced the music or artwork. Details