SHACKLES AND CHAINS lyrics

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BROWSE SONGS LYRICS

THE ESSENTIAL BLUEGRASS ALBUM - SHACKLES AND CHAINS lyrics

SHACKLES AND CHAINS

(Jimmie Davis)

Jimmie Davis - 1938 (re-recorded 1949 & 1974) Mac Wiseman - 1957 Marty Robbins - 1958 The Stanley Brothers - 1959 The Greenbriar Boys - 1966 Stonewall Jackson - 1968 Jimmy Martin - 1969 Arlo Guthrie - 1972 Don Reno & Billy Harrell - 1975 Osborne Brothers & Mac Wiseman - 1979 Wilma Lee Cooper - 1979 Tom T. Hall & Earl Scruggs - 1982 Wildwood Valley Boys - 2002 Lee Highway - 2007 Also recorded by: Tompall Glaser; Wilf "Montana Slim" Carter; Riley Crabtree; Curtis Blackwell & The Dixie Bluegrass Boys; Merle Haggard; B.J. Johnson; Allan Mc Hale; Charlie Moore; Johnny Paycheck; RFD Boys; The Stonemans; Tommy Tucker; The Village Singers; Don Paisley & The Southern Grass.

On a long lonesome journey I'm going
Oh Darling, please don't you cry
Though in shackles and chains they will take me
To a prison to stay till I die

And at night thru the bars I will gaze at the stars
And long for your kisses in vain
A piece of stone I will use for my pillow
My companions will be shackles and chains

-Solo-

Put your arms thru these bars once, my Darlin'
Let me kiss those sweet lips that I love best
In heartache you're my consolation
In sorrow my haven of rest

And at night thru the bars I will gaze at the stars
The plans that we made were in vain
A piece of stone I will use for my pillow
While I'm sleepin' in shackles and chains