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Shorty George Well-a, Shorty George, he ain't no friend of mine, Well-a, Shorty Geor@e, he ain't no friend of mine, He's taken all the women and left the men behind. Well, my papa died when I was just a lad My papa died when I was just a lad, And ever since that day, I been to the bad. Got a letter from my baby, couldn't read from crying, (2x) She said my mama weren't dead yet but she was slowly dying. Well,I took my mama to the burying ground, (2x) I never knowed I loved her till the coffin sound. Yes, I went down to the graveyard, peeped in my mama's face, (2x) Ain't it hard to see you in this lonesome place ?" Note: Shorty George was the train that brought visitors to -and from- the state penitentiary. RG
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