SONY ACADEMY AWARD WINNING SONGWRITER FROM COUNTY DURHAM

BACK IN DURHAM GAOL

BACK IN DURHAM GAOL
(J.Lowe / Lowe Life Music)

I’m a poor man as honest as they come
I never was a thief until they caught me,
The judge said he saw my hands were red,
No matter how I pled they found me guilty,
There was no bail, off to Durham Gaol,
I went knowing nothing now can save me,
Calamities they always come in threes,
And that’s how many months it was he gave me.

 Chorus:
And it’s no never in the live-long day,
You’ll not find me back in Durham Gaol.

 

‘Twas a grey day when first I went astray,
The devil take the man who came to tempt me,
For in no time my life was one of crime,
And now you see the trouble that its got me.
There are four bare walls at which stare,
Me food and my lodgings are all paid for,
You can’t see the turning of the key,
To hear it turning back is all you wait for.

Chorus

Sad to say, here I am to stay,
With only iron bars around to lean on,
I get a cold bath to dampen down me wrath,
Though it’s barely just a month ago I had one,
And God knows, I need a suit of clothes,
You’d think they could’ve found a one to fit me
Me boots would be fine if they were both a nine,
I’m walking like a fall of stones had hit me

 Chorus

And I’m sure that me mother’s heart would break,
To see me in a state of such repentance,
I’m glad she’s not around to see,
And I’ll be out before she finishes her sentence,
The sun will shine, I’ll leave it all behind,
Knowing I’ve done my time and done my duty,
And out of the gates on the narrow and the straight,
To the place where I’ve buried all the booty.

Chorus

 

On the albums:

Galloways
Back Shift
Live at the Davy Lamp
Heads Up

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