Jabez Jones

 

Words and music copyright ©1978 by Howard Ashby Kranz

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1. Well, I guess my nameís still Jabez Jones cause itís written on this here card

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that they gave me after the first time I was serving in the yard

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And I used to be a working man, but the rest of life is hard.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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I am an outlaw, I am an outlaw, I am an outlaw,

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but I still feel††† like Jabez Jones.

 

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2. My fatherís name was William Jones but itís years since we been in touch,

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And he taught me to stand on my own two feet and use no man as a crutch.

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But I needed money so damn bad and MacCormack had so much -

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I am an outlaw, I am an outlaw, I am an outlaw,

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but I still feel††† like Jabez Jones.

 

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3. They told me that I was no damn good when they threw me in the cell,

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And at first I did not believe them, but they drove the point home well.

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And I guess it was bound to end this way, but I never meant to kill.

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I am an outlaw, I am an outlaw, I am an outlaw,

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but I still feel††† like Jabez Jones.,

 

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4. I guess my name is Howard Kranz cause I woke up from my dream

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But your walls and guns and indifference are a mighty flimsy screen.

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When you keep on hearing about criminals, do you wonder who that means?

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I am an outlaw, I am an outlaw, I am an outlaw,

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cause I still feel††† like Jabez Jones.