Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair
Hugh Laurie Lyrics


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All rise!

Judge, your Honour, hear my plea
Before you open up your court
I don't want no sympathy
'Cause I done cut my good man's throat

I caught him with a trifling Jane
I warned him 'bout before
I had my knife and went insane
And the rest you ought to know

Judge, Judge, please Mister Judge,
Send me to the 'lectric chair
Judge, Judge, good Mister Judge,
Let me go away from here

I wanna take a journey
To the devil down below
I done killed my man
I wanna reap just what I sow

Judge, Judge, good Mister Judge
Send me to the 'lectric chair
Judge, Judge, oh Lordy Judge
I love him so dear

I cut him with my barlow
I kicked him in the side
I stood here laughing o'r him
While he wallowed around and died

Oh Judge, Judge, good Mister Judge
Send me to the 'lectric chair

Judge, Judge, sweet Mister Judge
Send me to the 'lectric chair
Judge, Judge, good kind Judge
Burn me, I don't care

I don't want no one good mayor
To go my bail
I don't want to spend no
Ninety-nine years here in jail
Oh Judge, Judge, sweet Mister Judge
Send me to the 'lectric chair
Judge, Judge, good kind Judge
Send me to the 'lectric chair

I don't want no one good mayor
To go my bail
I don't want to spend no
Ninety-nine years here in jail
Oh Judge, Judge, sweet Mister Judge
Send me to the 'lectric chair




Judge, Judge, good kind Judge
Send me to the 'lectric chair

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair" by Hugh Laurie describe the plea of a woman who has committed a crime of passion. She admits to cutting her man's throat after catching him with another woman, and now she awaits her trial before the judge. The woman is unrepentant and asks the judge to "send her to the 'lectric chair," the ultimate penalty for her crime. She expresses her desire to take a journey to the devil down below and face the consequences of her actions. She does not want anyone to go her bail, and nor does she want to spend 99 years in jail.


The lyrics of this song tell a powerful story of love, passion, betrayal, and the consequences of one's actions. The woman in the song is not asking for mercy, but rather she is willing to face her punishment head-on. The lyrics convey a sense of desperation, as the woman pleads with the judge to end her suffering and send her to the electric chair. The use of repetition of the phrase "Judge, Judge, please Mister Judge," and "Send me to the electric chair," adds to the emotional intensity of the song.


Interesting facts about the song "Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair" by Hugh Laurie are:


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Line by Line Meaning

Judge, your Honour, hear my plea
I am speaking to the judge and requesting my case to be heard.


Before you open up your court
I am addressing the judge before my trial begins.


I don't want no sympathy
I don't want anyone to show me pity for what I have done.


'Cause I done cut my good man's throat
I have killed my partner by slitting his throat.


I caught him with a trifling Jane
I found my partner cheating with another woman.


I warned him 'bout before
I had cautioned him about cheating before.


I had my knife and went insane
I lost control and stabbed him with a knife.


And the rest you ought to know
The details of my crime are already known.


Judge, Judge, please Mister Judge,
I am requesting the judge’s help and attention.


Send me to the 'lectric chair
I am willing to face the consequences of my actions.


Judge, Judge, good Mister Judge,
I am repeating my request to the judge.


Let me go away from here
I want to move on from this place and my past mistakes.


I wanna take a journey
I wish to move on and face my punishment.


To the devil down below
I am prepared to face eternal damnation for what I have done.


I done killed my man
I have already committed murder.


I wanna reap just what I sow
I am willing to face the consequences for my actions.


Judge, Judge, oh Lordy Judge
I am pleading with the judge for mercy.


I love him so dear
Despite what he did, I still have strong feelings for my partner.


I cut him with my barlow
I used a knife to commit this murder.


I kicked him in the side
I physically attacked my partner before killing him.


I stood here laughing o'r him
I took pleasure in his death.


While he wallowed around and died
I watched as he suffered and eventually died.


Judge, Judge, sweet Mister Judge
I am again requesting mercy from the judge.


Burn me, I don't care
I am willing to accept any form of punishment.


I don't want no one good mayor
I am not seeking help from anyone outside of the court.


To go my bail
I do not want anyone to post bail for me.


I don't want to spend no
I do not want to spend any time in jail.


Ninety-nine years here in jail
I do not want a lengthy prison sentence for my crime.


Judge, Judge, good kind Judge
I am still pleading with the judge to show me mercy.


Send me to the 'lectric chair
I am willing to face the ultimate punishment for my crime.




Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing
Written by: GEORGE BROOKS

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