JC

I found him by the railroad track this morning I could see that he was nearly dead

I knelt down beside him and I listened

Just to hear the words the dying fellow said

He said they let me out of prison down in Frisco
For ten long years I’ve paid for what I’ve done

I was trying to get back to Louisiana

To see my Rose and get to know my son
Give my love to Rose please won’t you mister

Take her all my money, tell her to buy some pretty clothes

Tell my boy his daddy’s so proud of him 

And don’t forget to give my love to Rose
Tell them I said thanks for waiting for me
Tell my boy to help his mom at home

Tell my Rose to try to find another

For it ain’t right that she should live alone
Mister here’s a bag with all my money

It won’t last them long the way it goes

God bless you for finding me this morning

And don’t forget to give my love to Rose
Give my love to Rose please won’t you mister

Take her all my money, tell her to buy some pretty clothes

Tell my boy his daddy’s so proud of him

And don’t forget to give my love to Rose