about cell block #9 lyrics – greene, jackie

well, i used to be an angel
i guess my wings got torn
i ain’t seen nothing but bad luck and trouble
ever since that i’ve been born
ever since that i’ve been born

and i used to have a best friend
a girl for to be my bride
i had everything that a man could want
i believed, i was satisfied
i believed, i was satisfied

but as i come home one evening
the moon was hanging high
i felt something wrong, something must be going on
and a black cat p*ssed me by, yeah
a black cat p*ssed me by

i peeked on through my keyhole
now tell me what did i see?
i saw my gal and my best friend
in a bed that belonged to me, oh
a bed that belonged to me

so i went and grabbed my shotgun
you know how the story goes
gonna find me on a chain, digging ditches in the rain
i’ll be wearing them county clothes, lord
i’ll be wearing them county clothes

well, the jury found me guilty
i heard that gavel sound
and the only friend who would have thrown my bail
was six feet underground
i fill six feet underground

oh lord, i’m feeling lowdown
and nothing to call mine
gonna spend my days, wasting all away
in cell block #9, oh
a cell block #9, alright

/ greene jackie lyrics