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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:34 pm
  

My dad used to sing a song when I was little, and I have no idea what it is called or who it is by. Maybe you guys can help me out. I t goes (Way down in the portland jailhouse, thats where you will find me. Way down in the portland jailhouse, that's where I'm gonna be. Go ahead and leave me if you want to, never let me cross your mind. In your heart you love another. Leave me little darlin I don't mind.) Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:16 pm
  

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I don't know who wrote it, but it's a version of Columbus Stockade Blues, which is on the tribute to Derroll Adams CD Banjoman, that is available in Get Stuff. It's been recorded by lots of folks, including Doc Watson and Willie Nelson.


Columbus Stockade Blues

Way down in Columbus, Georgia
Want to be back in Tennessee
Way down in Columbus Stockade
Friends all turned their backs on me

Go and leave me if you wish to
Never let it cross your mind
If in your heart you love another
Leave me 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 peering through the bars

Many a night with you I've rambled
Many an hour with you I've spent
Thought I had your heart forever
Now I find it's only lent


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:38 pm
  

thanks! I actually think that it may be willie nelson who did the version he used to sing. I sure am alot closer to the answer than before.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:51 pm
  

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Check this out.... it's on Hans Theessink's website (the video seems to not be available in Get Stuff, though you can still buy the album here)

http://www.theessink.com/en/
Click on the link on that page and you'll see and hear the session with Arlo, Hans and Donovan recording the song.


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