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Johnny Cash - Jacob Green


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JACOB GREEN
Written by Johnny Cash ***********
Recorded live at Osteraker Prison,
Stockholm, Sweden October 3, 1972
B-side of Columbia single

INTRO: G

    G
1) Jacob Green got busted for possession
                                  D
next morning early he appeared in court
       G
But he was sent to jail to wait
              Am             D
to be trialed at some later date
      G                                D
Next morning early, there came a sad report
      G
At the jail they took away his clothes to shame him
           				   D
and to make sure Jacob Green had no pride left
    G                Am
They cut of all his hair
	  G                  D
Today they found him hanging there
G                D                G
afraid to face the day he killed himself

CHORUS:
    C             D                C              G
It happened yesterday, and if you turn your head away
  G                G               D              G
Somewhere in some dirty hole the scene will be rerun
     C           D              C                 G
Not only Jacob Green, but many more you've never seen
             G                 D      G
It could be someone that you love gets done
      D             G
like Jacob Green got done
             G                D        G
It could be someone that you love gets done
      D              G
like Jacob Green got done

2)Jacobs father hired a team of lawyers
inspections and long inquiries were held
The sheriff then retired
and the papers said two guards were fired
They put a brand new coat of paint on Jacob's cell
But like a tomb that looks so white and shiny
inside you'll find corruption never seen
And somewhere out there tonight
In a dirty cell without a light
There will be locked up another Jacob Green

CHORUS:
    C             D                C              G
It happened yesterday, and if you turn your head away
  G                G               D              G
Somewhere in some dirty hole the scene will be rerun
     C           D              C                 G
Not only Jacob Green, but many more you've never seen
             G                 D      G
It could be someone that you love gets done
      D             G
like Jacob Green got done
             G                D        G
It could be someone that you love gets done
      D              G
like Jacob Green got done



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