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1st Verse Lyrics

PostPosted:Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:23 am
by Emoto
Tab has it as:

G
The judge decreed it, the clerk he wrote it.
G
Clerk he wrote it down indeed-e
C G
Judge decreed it, clerk he wrote it down
F C G
Give you this jail sentence you'll be ?Nashville? bound

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The part I have trouble with is "Give you this jail sentence". That just doesn't sound like it to me. A friend thinks it is "If you miss jail sentence" and that kind of sounds right, but I still have doubts.

What do you all think it is?

Re: 1st Verse Lyrics

PostPosted:Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:36 am
by tigerstrat
It's "If you miss", and "Nashville".

Nashville refers to a hard labor camp- the last place you would want to be sent.

Re: 1st Verse Lyrics

PostPosted:Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:42 am
by Emoto
tigerstrat wrote:It's "If you miss", and "Nashville".

Nashville refers to a hard labor camp- the last place you would want to be sent.
"If you miss this sentence"?

Re: 1st Verse Lyrics

PostPosted:Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:34 pm
by nsams73
Jeopardy clue today had to do with this place: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Nashborough

I've heard "you'll be Nashborough bound" and always wondered about that weirdness, but now I think I get it.