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I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water

COVERED BY ELVIS

I washed my hands in muddy water
trouble and me

recording date elvis: Sunday 7 june,1970
first release : on audio album I'm 10.000 years old-elvis country ( january 1971 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lsp 4460


originally by: Stonewall Jackson

release date: 28 december 1964
originally written by: joe babcock
catalognumber: 4 43197
label: columbia



Joe Babcock sang high harmony behind Marty Robbins for years, as part of the Glaser Brothers. Later he did studio work with the Jordanaires and formed the vocal group The Nashville Edition. He eventually sang on more than 10,000 recordings, including Elvis's own "Kentucky Rain" and "Suspicious Minds." Babcock is still performing.
An email received from Joe Babcock indicates that he only recorded "a little demo" of "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water" together with Okie Jones in 1965 [sic] and that Stonewall Jackson recorded the first commercial version very soon after. Jackson actually recorded his version on 5 May 1964 and it was released at the end of December that same year.


I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
performed by:
Stonewall Jackson

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I was born in Macon Georgia
They kept my dad in the Macon jail
Dad said son if you keep your hands clean
You won't hear them bloodhounds on your trail

Well I fell in with bad companions
We Robbed a man, in Tennessee
They sherrif caught me way up in Nashville
They locked me up and threw away the key

I washed my hands in muddy water
Washed my hands, but they didn't come clean
Tried to do like daddy told me
But I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream

Asked the jailer when's my time up
He said son, we won't forget
and If you try to keep your hands clean
We may make a good man of you yet

I couldn't wait to do my sentence
I broke out, of the Nashville jail
I just crossed the line of Georgia
Well I can hear those bloodhounds on my trail

I washed my hands in muddy water
I Washed my hands, but they didn't come clean
Tried to do like daddy told me
But I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream

Ahuhu
huhuh




I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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I was born in Macon Georgia
They kept my daddy over in the Macon jail
He told me if you keep your hands clean
You won't hear them bloodhounds on your trail

Well I fell in with bad companions
Robbed a man, oh up in Tennessee
They caught me way up in Nashville
They locked me up and threw away the key

I washed my hands in muddy water
Washed my hands, oh but they didn't come clean
Tried to do what my daddy told me yeah
But I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream

Well I asked the judge now when's my time up
He said son, oh you know we won't forget
If you try just to keep your hands clean yeah
We might just make a good man of you yet

Oh I couldn't wait to get my time up
I broke out, broke out of Nashville jail
I just crossed the state-line of Georgia
Well I can hear them bloodhounds on my trail

I washed my hands in muddy water
Washed my hands, oh but they didn't come clean
Tried to do tried to do what my daddy told me
But I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream
yeah

I washed my hands in muddy water
Washed my hands, oh but they didn't come clean
Tried to do tried to do what my daddy told me
But I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream

I washed my hands in muddy water
Washed my hands, oh but they didn't come clean
Tried to do tried to do what my daddy told me
But I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream
yeahhh

I washed my hands in muddy water
Washed my hands, oh but they didn't come clean
Tried to do tried to do what my daddy told me
But I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream
yeahhhhh

I washed my hands in muddy water
Washed my hands, oh but they didn't come clean
well Tried to do like my daddy told me

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