High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish
Tony Joe White
Tony Joe White - High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrish (studio version) (Intro: D, Am, D) D It was said of the sheriff of Calhoun Parrish Am D Not to ever touch his daughter Anna Lee, F#m Hm For to look at her with lustful eyes was certain G A D To get you time in the penitentiary. D It was true, she was quite voluptuous Am D It was true, she had eyes for me; F#m Hm Then one night at a dance she walked up to me G A D And asked me would i meet her down by the creek As i listened to her dangerous proposal I thought about the high sheriff catching me As i shook my head and quietly left the party, I heard her laugh and say "you'll be sorry" Then came upon my door a loud disturbance, I opened it to the sheriff and his deputy. He said, "son, did you molest my daughter?" I said, "sheriff, i do not know of what you speak." Then he grabbed me roughly by the collar And flung me sprawling out into the street; There were days in the jail with claustrophobia And all on account of that wench Anna Lee Well i finally worked a bar loose from the window And i made my way into the woods of calhoun, Late that night i came upon the cabin; It was the home of Harham Cross, a friend i knew. Would you mind if i sat down at your table 'cause it's been a while since i've had time to eat And i'll pay y'all back when i'm able, But right now the high sheriff is after me.