Oh a long lonesome journey I'm going
Oh darling now please don't you cry
For in shackles and chains they will take me
To a prison to stay till I die

And a night through the bars I will gaze at hte stars
And think of our love lost in vain
A piece of stone I will use for my pillow
While I'm sleeping in shackles and chains

Put your arms through the bars once my little darling
Let me kiss those sweet lips I love best
For in heartaches you're my consellation
And in sorrow my keeper of rest

* Refrain