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

Go and leave me if you wish to
Never let me cross your mind
In your heart you love another
Leave me darling, I don't mind

Last night as I lay sleeping
I dreaming that you were in my arms
Then I found I was mistaken
I was peeping through the bars

* Refrain