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Johnny Cash - I Got Stripes  (Live at Folsom Prison version) 

Tabbed by --Art

CAPO 1 -- to match the Folsom Prison recording I have (Cash sometimes played the same song up or down 
half step on different recordings. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0LRpCv7siI) Capo 2 for standard.



[Verse 1]
       C               G  
On a Monday, I was arrested. 
                                    C
On a Tuesday, they locked me in the jail.
                               G
On a Wednesday, my trial was attested. 
                                                     C
On a Thursday they said guilty and the judge's gavel fell.


[Chorus]
                                  G
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
                                C
I got chains, chains around my feet.
                                   G
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders,
                                                     C     D 
and them chains them chains They're about to drag me down. (quick key change to D)


[Verse 3]
      D                      A
On a Monday, my mama come to see me. 
                                    D
On a Tuesday, they caught me with a file.
                            A
On a Wednesday, I'm down in solitary. 
                                                D
On a Thursday, I start on bread and water for a while.



[Chorus]
                                  A
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
                                D
I got chains, chains around my feet.
                                   A
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders,
                                                 D
and them chains them chains are about to drag me down.

                                  A
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders.
                                D
I got chains, chains around my feet.
                                   A
I got stripes, stripes around my shoulders,
                                                     D
and them chains them chains they're 'bout to drag me down.



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[Verse 2]
(Cash didn't play verse 2 in this version, but so many expect to see it that I've appended it)
     C                         G
On A Monday I Got My Stripe-ed Britches. 
                               C
On A Tuesday I Got My Ball And Chain
                                   G 
On A Wednesday I'm Workin' Diggin' Ditches. 
                                                     C
On A Thursday Lord I Begged 'Em Not To Knock Me Down Again

            
            
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dontletgo94 492 Mar 05, 2011 10:49 PM

just a picky little thing but i think its file not vial. maybe thats just me

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--art 569 Mar 06, 2011 04:59 AM

Agreed, though with Cash it could have been.

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dontletgo94 492 Apr 27, 2011 05:00 AM

true that man

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