Dock Boggs: Legendary Singer and Banjo Player

New Prisoner's Song

by Dock Boggs

on Dock Boggs: Legendary Singer and Banjo Player (1964), His Folkways Years, 1963-1968 (1998)

For seven long years I've been in prison
For seven long more I have to stay
Just for knocking a man down in the alley
And taking his gold watch away

Sitting alone, sad all alone
Sitting in my cell all alone
A-thinking of those good times gone by me
A-knowing that I once had a home

Oh, once I had a sister and a brother
I wonder if they ever think of me
Oh, once I had a father and a mother
Who lived in a cottage near the sea

Song Comments (1)
On New Prisoner's Song by Dock Boggs

By Sandy

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Was it the song you were looking for? Yes 🎉

Who wrote this song and when was it first released? My friends mother use to sing this about 1949/1950.
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