Columbus Stockade

Words & Music:

Eva Sagent & Jimmy Davis (1943)


E                              B7                     E

Way down in Columbus, Georgia, wanna be back in Tennessee.

E                                 B7                                E

Way down in Columbus Stockade, my friends all turned their backs on me.



E             A                      E        A                       E    B7

Well, you can go and leave me if you want to, never let me cross your mind.

B7          E                       B7                              E

For in your heart you love another, leave, little darling, I don't mind.


Last night as I lay sleeping, I dreamt I held you in my arms

When I awoke I was mistaken, I was peeping through the bars




Many a night with you I've rambled, many an hour with you I've spent alone.

Now you’ve gone, you’ve gone and left me, and broken up our happy home.




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