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Cold Prison Cell

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COLD PRISON CELL Song Lyrics And Guitar Chords 4/4 (Johnny McEvoy)

For Johnny’s version from his album ’Never Smelt The Roses’ use the capo on the 4th fret

Intro: G-Am-C-G-G   Bm-Am-C-G-G

 

Come [G]sit down beside me

And [C]listen a [G]while - G

I’ll [G]tell you my story

It won’t make you [D]smile -D

There’s a [G]place in my heart

And a [C]time I hold [G]dear - G

The [G]home where I lived

Long be[D]fore I came [G]here -G

 

But [G]I was a young lad

Not too [C]good, not too [G]bad - G

I [G]just took for granted

The things that I [D]had -D

I [G]left them behind me

New [C]places to [G]see - G

For the [G]cold city lights

Where I [D]wanted to [G]be -G

 

Chorus

I re[C]member the valleys

And [G]mountains so green

The [C]meadows so golden,

Their [G]likes never [D]seen - D

Where the [G]wind blows so gently

A [C]sweet fragrance [G]smell

But there’s no gentle breeze

In this [D]cold prison [G]cell -G

 

I had [G]just turned sixteen

When I [C]came to this [G]town - G

In [G]search of a good time

I wandered a[D]round -D

Fell [G]in with a bad crowd

Never [C]meaning no [G]harm - G

Till the [G]hand of misfortune

Took [D]me by the [G]arm -G

 

But [G]time was against me

My [C]luck running [G]out - G

With my [G]face to the rain

I just wandered a[D]bout -D

A [G]cop came up to me

And [C]asked me my [G]name - G

But the [G]drugs and the whiskey

Where [D]burning my [G]brain -G

 

Chorus

Bridge G-G-D-G

 

The [G]knife in my pocket

I [C]plunged in his [G]side - G

On the [G]cold city pavement

He stumbled and [D]died -D

To the [G]haze in my mind

The [C]sirens did [G]wail - G

Till I [G]found myself locked

I a [D]cold downtown [G]jail -G

 

The [G]judge had no mercy

When [C]he sentenced [G]me - G

To a [G]life of hard labour

In the peniten[D]tiary - D

For the [G]crime I committed

The [C]price I must [G]pay - G

Till [G]the soul in my body

Has [D]withered a[G]way -G

 

Chorus

Outro: G-G-C-G

 

Johnny McEvoy

Song Words Without The Chords 

Come sit down beside me

And listen a while

I’ll tell you my story

It won’t make you smile

There’s a place in my heart

And a time I hold dear

The home where I lived

Long before I came here

 

But I was a young lad

Not too good, not too bad

I just took for granted

The things that I had

I left them behind me

New places to see -

For the [G]cold city lights

Where I wanted to be

 

Chorus

I remember the valleys

And mountains so green

The meadows so golden,

Their likes never seen

Where the wind blows so gently

A sweet fragrance smell

But there’s no gentle breeze

In this cold prison cell

 

I had just turned sixteen

When I came to this town

In search of a good time

I wandered around

Fell in with a bad crowd

Never meaning no harm

Till the hand of misfortune

Took me by the arm

 

But time was against me

My luck running out

With my face to the rain

I just wandered about

A cop came up to me

And asked me my name

But the drugs and the whiskey

Where burning my brain

 

Chorus

 

The knife in my pocket

I plunged in his side -

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