ONE THOUSAND CONCRETE BLOCKS

Words & music by Johnny Dee
1957 Universal Cedarwood

My baby's done me wrong
She took my love and's gone
She left me only teardrops
To cry while singin' this song

One thousand concrete blocks
A cold, damp concrete floor
Six iron bars on the window
And a big black lock on the door

Wherever you may be
I hope you're list'nin' to me
Come back for I still love you
Though you've been mean to me

(this verse is in the Billy Grammer cover replaced by:
Her lover fell like a tree
He just wouldn't listen to me
If he had just found another
Then I still would be free)


If you never return
I have already learned
To count the blocks made of concrete
And wait for the lock to turn

One thousand concrete blocks ...

(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)

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