Alcatraz Blues

print

I’m on my way to California
I’d rather go to Tennessee
Got in trouble down in Dixie
And it’s Alcatraz for me

Gee but I’m blue and I’m lonesome
No one seems to understand
Everybody thinks that I’m guilty
They say I shot a man

Well the evidence was circumstantial
They didn’t want the world to know
All about the kind of justice
That’s blind and it is so

Woman in Atlanta Georgia
Won’t you listen to my lonesome song
If they really knew that you shot him
You’d be where you belong

I’m on my way to California
I’d rather go to Tennessee
Got in trouble down in Dixie
And it’s Alcatraz for me