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In The Jailhouse Now Chords

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INTRO: B E F# B

B
I had a friend named Ramblin' Bob
          
He use-ta steal, gamble and rob
                                   E
He though he was the smartest guy around

But I found out last Monday, that Bob got locked up Sunday
     C#                               F#
They got him in the jailhouse way downtown


F#                    B
He's in the jailhouse now
F#                    E
He's in the jailhouse now
        F#
Well I told him once or twice

Stop playin' cards and a shootin' dice
                       B
He's in the jailhouse now

B           E 
Ah de yo-da lay-eee-he yo-teeee
            B
Ah de oh da lay e-oh-de-oh-toooo
      F#
Yo da lay-e-heee

Yo da lay-e-heee
      B
Yo da lay-heeeeeeee


B
Bob liked to play his poker 

Pinochle, Whist and Euchre (Pronounced Yoh-ker)
                                    E
But shooting dice was his favorite game

Well he got throwd in jail, with nobody to go his bail
     C#                                  F#
The judge done said that he refused the fine



F#                     B
He's in the jailhouse now 
F#                     E
He's in the jailhouse now
       F#
Well I told him once or twice 

Stop playin' cards and a shootin' dice
                       B
He's in the jailhouse now

B            E
Ah de yo-da lay-eee-he-heeeeee 
             B
Ah de oh da lay ee-he-teeeeee
       F#
Yo da lay-e-heee

Yo da lay-e-heee
       B
Yo da lay-eeeeeeee


B
Well I went out last Tuesday 

I met a girl named Susie
                              E
I said I was the swellest guy around

Well we started to spendin' my money

And she started to callin' me honey
   C#                       F#
We took in every cabaret in town


F#                     B
We're in the jailhouse now
F#                     E
We're in the jailhouse now
       F#
Well I told that judge right to his face

I don't like to see this place
                       B
We're in the jailhouse now

B            E
Ah de yo-da lay-eee-he-yo-leeee 
            B
Ah de oh da lay ee-he-teeeeee

      F#
Yo da lay-e-heee

Yo da lay-e-heee
      B
Yo da lay-heeeeeeee
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miacopp wrote on March 3 2013, 02:00 am

This is the most accurate version I've come across.

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pooreddy wrote on July 20 2013, 01:52 pm

I think it plays better without the F# at the beginning of the second "We're in the jailhouse now" in the chorus, but that is IMHO.

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Jfregly wrote on September 7 2013, 07:19 pm

Pooreddy, I think you're right. I'm not sure how that got in there, but those F#s should be left out. Oops.

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