Getting tired of sleeping in this lowdown lonesome cell
Lord, I wouldn't have been here if it had not been for Nell
Lay awake at night and just can't eat a bite
Used to be my rider
But she just won't treat me right

Got a red-eyed captain
And a squabbling boss
Got a mad dog sergeant, honey, and he won't knock off

I'm getting tired of sleeping in this lowdown lonesome cell
Lord, I wouldn't 've been here if it had not been for Nell
I asked the government to knock some days off my time
Well, the way I'm treated, I'm about to lose my mind
I wrote to the governor, please turn me a-loose
Since I don't get no answer, I know it ain't no use

I'm getting tired of sleeping in this lowdown lonesome cell
Lord, I wouldn't have been here if it had not been for Nell
I hate to turn over and find my rider gone
Walking across my floor, Lordy, how I moan
Lord, I wouldn't have been here if it had not been for Nell

I'm getting tired of sleeping in this lowdown lonesome cell
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Prison Cell Blues Lyrics

Blind Lemon Jefferson – Prison Cell Blues Lyrics

Songwriters: JEFFERSON, BLIND LEMON
Prison Cell Blues lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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