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A Mile And A
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is a very good story song co-written and recorded by Sonny James.
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A Mile And A Quarter Recorded by Sonny James Written by Carol Smith and Sonny James
C F C G7 C A mile and a quarter of treacherous water keeps men in Alcatraz
G7 C Three men did what folks have claimed for years could not be done G7 C Three men broke through prison walls and left there on the run F C Tried to make a liar out of anyone who says G7 C Once you’re on the rock there’s no escape from Alcatraz
F C G7 C A mile and a quarter of treacherous water keeps men in Alcatraz F C G7 C A mile and a quarter of treacherous water keeps men in Alcatraz
G7 C They dug holes with sharpened spoons and then one night these three G7 C Climbed a shaft a twelve foot fence and took a raft to sea F C Not the first to try but the first to almost get away G7 C From that fortress in the heart of San Francisco Bay
G7 C Two men tried in ‘37 and three in ‘38 G7 C Then again in ‘43 four convicts made a break F C Jumped a cliff into the cold swift water of the bay G7 C Three were caught and one was shot just as he swam away
G7 C Three men thought they had it made but traces have been found G7 C Memos at a rain soaked raft tell us these men were drown F C Which just goes to prove it’s true what everybody says G7 C Once you’re on the rock there’s no escape from Alcatraz
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