i got stripes lyrics – johnny cash

on a monday i was ar-rested (uh huh)
on a tuesday they locked me in the jail (oh boy)
on a wednesday my trial was at-tested
on a thursday they said guilty and the judge’s gavel fell

i got stripes — stripes around my shoulders
i got chains — chains around my feet
i got stripes — stripes around my shoulders
and them chains — them chains they’re about to drag me down

on a monday my momma come to see me
on a tuesday they caught me with a file
on a wednesday i’m down in solitary
on a thursday i start on bread and water for a while

i got stripes — stripes around my shoulders
i got chains — chains around my feet
i got stripes — stripes around my shoulders
and them chains — them chains they’re about to drag me down

i got stripes — stripes around my shoulders
i got chains — chains around my feet
i got stripes — stripes around my shoulders
and them chains — them chains they’re about to drag me

/ johnny cash lyrics