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Washed my hands in muddy water

Rock 3:51


Music & lyrics by: Traditional

Performed by: J. Stake









  • Washed my hands in muddy water


I was born in Macon, Georgia, met my dad in the Macon jail
He said, "son, if you keep your hands clean
You won't have them bloodhounds on your trail"

But I fell in with bad companion, robbed a man in Tennessee
Sheriff caught me way up in Nashville
And they locked me up and they threw away the key

I washed my hands in muddy water
I washed my hands but they didn't come clean
Tried to do what my daddy told me
But I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream

I asked the jailer when my time's up, he said, "son, we won't forget
If you try to keep your hands clean
We may make a good man of you yet."

I couldn't wait to do my sentence, I broke out of the Nashville jail
I just crossed the line of Georgia
And I can hear them bloodhounds on my trail






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