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Chris Farlowe & Jimmy Page - Prison Blues (from the album "Outrider" 1988)

Outrider is an album by Jimmy Page, released by Geffen Records on 19 June 1988. It is his first solo studio album (and his only one as of 2019) and the first time since 1969 he has recorded with a record label other than Atlantic Records/Swan Song Records. Page recorded the music at his personal studio The Sol. Robert Plant guests on one track, "The Only One", while John Bonham's son Jason plays drums.

This was originally intended to be a two album release. However, during the early recording stages of this album, Page's house was broken into and amongst the items stolen were the demo tapes which had been recorded up to that point. Page didn't record any demos prior to recording the album itself.


I've been a be -bad boy baby

I've been a bad boy all night long, oh yes I have,

Yes, I've been a bad boy honey,

I've been a bad boy all night long,

That woman, she don't even let me,

She did not even telephone.

I'm gonna leave my little honey,

Like a rabbit leaves the hole,

A-ow-ah leave my little honey baby,

Just like that little bunny rabbit leaves the hole,

I got a weasel in my pocket,

I'm gonna stick that weasel down my mamma,

I'm gonna stick it down that little hole.

I'm never gonna get out of this prison baby,

The only way I get out is climb over the wall,

Oh baby, the only way out is that I get a ladder

And climb over the wall

Well I can't climb the ladder baby,

'Cause I'm afraid that I, that I might fall.

Come on yeah!

I'm staying in this Folsom prison honey,

Yeah, I'm gonna stay in this prison till the day that I day,

Oh, I'll stay in Folsom prison baby,

Oh, till the day, until the day that I die,

Hear more, I'm gonna kill nobody,

Oh my baby you know, you know that I'm staying alive

'Cause I know baby, that's gonna be a great big lie,

(You know I'm livin' in this F-Fol' prison)

Songwriters: James Patrick (jimmy) Page / Farlowe Farlowe

Prison Blues lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group


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