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Po' Lazarus
by James Carter & The Prisoners

Well, the high sheriff
He told his deputy
"Want you go out and bring me Lazarus"

Well, the high sheriff
Told his deputy
"I want you go out and bring me Lazarus
Bring him dead or alive"
Lawd, lawd
"Bring him dead or alive"

Well the deputy he told the high sheriff
"I ain't gonna mess with Lazarus"
Well the deputy he told the high sheriff
Says "I ain't gonna mess with Lazarus
Well he's a dangerous man"
Lawd, lawd
"He's a dangerous man"

Well then the high sheriff, he found Lazarus
He was hidin' in the chill of a mountain
Well the high sheriff, found Lazarus
He was hidin' in the chill of the mountain
With his head hung down
Lawd, lawd
With his head hung down

Well then the high sheriff, he told Lazarus
He says "Lazarus, I come to arrest you"
Well the high sheriff, told Lazarus
Says "Lazarus I come to arrest you
And bring you dead or alive"
Lawd, lawd
"Bring you dead or alive"

Well then Lazarus, he told the high sheriff
Says "I never been arrested"
Well Lazarus, told the high sheriff
Says "I never been arrested
By no one man"
Lawd, lawd
"By no one man"

And then the high sheriff, he shot Lazarus
Well, he shot him with a mighty big number
Well the high sheriff, shot Lazarus
Well he shot him with a mighty big number
With a .45
Lawd, lawd
With a .45

Well then they take dead old Lazarus
Yes they laid him on the commissary gallery
Well they taken poor Lazarus
And the laid him on the commissary gallery
He said "my wounded side"
Lawd, lawd
"My wounded side"

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