Women's Prison

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Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn (née Webb; born on April 14, 1932) is an American country-music singer-songwriter and author. Born in Butcher Hollow, near Paintsville, Kentucky, USA, to a coal-miner father. At the age of 14 she married, and soon she became pregnant. She moved to Washington state with her husband, O… more »

I'm in a women's prison With bars all around I caught my darlin' cheating That's when I shot him down

I caught him in a honky-tonk
With a girl I used to know
The door to my cell is open wide
And a voice cries out oh no

The judge says I'm guilty My sentence is to die
I know I've been forgiven But the price of love is high

The crowd outside is screamin'
Let the murderer die
But above all their voices
I can hear my mama cry

I'm sittin' here on death row
And Lord I've lost my mind
For love I've killed my darlin'
And for love I'll lose my life

I can hear the warden coming
From the clinging of his keys
But when they come to get me
He'll have to drag me off my knees 
The door to my cell swings open
It's time for me to go
The priest is reading my last rights He says, "Dying's part of livin' you know"

There's a crowd outside screamin'
Let that murderer fry
But above all their voices
You can hear my mama cry

Now they've strapped me in the chair And covered up my eyes
And the last voice I hear on earth Is my mama's cry




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Women's Prison