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Big Al Downing - Mr. Jones (audio)

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Uploaded on Apr 23, 2008

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He was an old black country farmer
Driving home another load of hay
When he came upon an accident
On a lonely county highway
He could hear a baby cryin'
See the folks as they lay dyin'
And the mother said with her final breath
"The baby has no kin
Won't you please take him in
Give him love and give him all your best"
So he took him to the big house
Where he worked as a sharecropper
From that day on he never was alone
And when the little white boy
Cut his hand from picking berries
He came running, crying to Mr. Jones

I'm in trouble come and get me Mr. Jones
You're the only one to help me
In this world I'm so alone
Yes I love you and I need you Mr. Jones
I'm in trouble come and get me Mr. Jones

He grew up and got in trouble
With the law and on the double
Soon his name was known throughout the land
He robbed a bank in Dallas
Killed a man in Oklahoma
Each time he'd take the phone up in his hand
Each time the county sheriff stopped by
A part of Mr. Jones would die
And from his eyes the tears began to run
And he began to pray that he'd live to see the day
He'd hold the boy he raised just like a son

I'm in trouble come and get me Mr. Jones
You're the only one to help me
In this world I'm all alone
Yes I love you and I need you Mr. Jones
I'm in trouble come and get me Mr. Jones

One Saturday night as he lay in jail
From fightin' and just raisin' hell
That Sunday mornin' he picked up the phone
And as the telephone was ringing
Back home in church a choir was singing
"I'm Going Home" for Mr. Jones
And when the choir stopped singing
Well, the telephone it just kept on ringing
As they slowly laid Mr. Jones to rest
And there are those that say
Well, Mr. Jones he passed away
From a broken heart and just plain unhappiness

I'm in trouble come and get me Mr. Jones
You're the only one to help me
In this world I'm so alone
Yes I love you and I need you Mr. Jones
I'm in trouble come and get me Mr. Jones

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