High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrish (live version) TONY JOE WHITE [Verse 1] E Bm7 E It was said of the sheriff of Calhoun Parrish E Bm7 E Not to ever touch his daughter Anna Lee, G#m C#m For to look at her with lustful eyes was certain A B E7sus2 To get you time in the penitentiary. [Verse 2] E Bm7 E It was true, she was quite voluptuous E Bm7 E It was true, she had eyes for me; G#m C#m Then one night at a dance she walked up to me A B E7sus2 And asked me would i meet her down by the creek [Verse 3] E Bm7 E As i listened to her dangerous proposal E Bm7 E I thought about the high sheriff catching me G#m C#m As i shook my head and quietly left the party, A B E7sus2 I heard her laugh and say "you'll be sorry" [Verse4] E Bm7 E Then came upon my door a loud disturbance, E Bm7 E I opened it to the sheriff and his deputy. G#m C#m He said, "son, did you molest my daughter?" A B E7sus2 I said, "sheriff, i do not know of what you speak." [Verse 5] E Bm7 E Then he grabbed me roughly by the collar E Bm7 E And flung me sprawling out into the street; G#m C#m There were days in the jail with claustrophobia A B E7sus2 And all on account of that wench Anna Lee [Verse 6] E Bm7 E Well i finally worked a bar loose from the window E Bm7 E And i made my way into the woods of calhoun, G#m C#m Late that night i came upon the cabin; A B E7sus2 It was the home of Harham Cross, a friend i knew. [Verse 7] E Bm7 E Would you mind if i sat down at your table E Bm7 E 'cause it's been a while since i've had time to eat G#m C#m And i'll pay y'all back when i'm able, A B E7sus2 But right now the high sheriff is after me.