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The Delta Flyers: Tunes

Sixteen Bars

(Stevie DuPree & The Delta Flyers)
January 4, 2011
DuPree/Stephenson
Sixteen bars - Across my jail cell door
Day of reckoning - Down on the barroom floor
Rotgut whiskey - Runnin’ all through my head
Made me pull my pistol - And shoot that woman dead

I done run from the Sheriff - Till I can’t run no more
Now I’m lookin’ - At Sixteen Bars Across My Jail Cell Door

She made me angry – Filled with hate
Finger on the trigger - I sealed her fate
Mean hearted woman - Wicked to the bone
Words of wisdom - Written on her cold Gravestone

Sheriff, he won’t tell me - What he’s got in store
I’m sittin’ here lookin’ - At Sixteen Bars Across My Jail Cell Door

Well, the Judge, he told me - Time to settle up the score
I got 60 years to life - And I’m only 24
Jury gave the verdict - Easy as you please
Long hand of the law - Drive me to my knees

Chances are - I won’t see the light of day no more
Now I’m lookin’ - At Sixteen Bars Across My Jail Cell Door