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Ninety Nine Years Written and recorded by Bill Anderson
G D7 My mama always told me better than to play with a loaded gun G If I'da just listened to her she'da never had a prisoner for a son C G The picture's still in front of my eyes the echo in my ears D7 G When the jury said he's guilty and the judge said ninety-nine years
D7 Oh for ninety-nine years I'll watch the sun rise over that same old sea G Ninety-nine years nothing but an empty cell for company
Yet there's not very much that stands between me C G And the freedom I hold dear D7 Just a thousand bars a big brick wall G And a sentence of ninety-nine years
D7 I kissed my darling on her tender lips and they took me by the hand
I had a nice little ride on a ferry boat G To the rock where the prison stands C G The warden said as he locked the door I hope you'll like it here D7 G Just make yourself at home you're gonna be with us ninety-nine years
D7 I've almost forgotten what my real name is been a number for so long
Making little bitty rocks out of great big rocks G Gets old as the days wear on C G But I'll do my best for ninety-nine years just try to stay alive D7 G Cause the Governor said if I'd be good I'd get out in ninety-five
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