In Search of Little Sadie

Went out last night to take a little round.

I met my little Sadie and I brought her down.

I ran right home and I went to bed

With a forty-four smokeless under my head.

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I began to think what a deed I'd done.

I grabbed my hat and I began to run.

I made a god run but I ran too slow;

They overtook me down in Jericho

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Standing on a corner a ringin' my bell,

Up stepped the sheriff from Thomasville.

He said 'Young man is you name Brown?

Remember you blowed Sadie down."

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"Oh yes sir, my name is Lee.

I murdered little Sadie in the first degree.

First degree and second degree.

If you've got any papers will you serve them to me?"

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Well they took me down town and they dressed me in black,

They put me on a train and they sent me back.

I had no one to go my bail;

They crammed me back into the county jail.

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Oh, yes they did.

The judge and the jury they took their stand.

The judge had the papers in his right hand.

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Forty-one days, forty-one nights;

Forty-one years to wear the ball and the stripes;

Oh, no!

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Went out last night to take a little round.

I met little Sadie and I blowed her down.

I ran right home and I went to bed,

A forty-four smokeless under my head.

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Copyright 1970 Big Sky Music

First release: Self Portrait, 1970

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