Ninety Nine Years Is Almost Life Song Lyrics and Chords

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Ninety Nine Years Is Almost Life Song Lyrics and Chords by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs

 

Ninety Nine Years Is Almost Life
Recorded by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
Written by Louise Cirtain and Gladys Stacey
 
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The courtroom was crowded the judge waited  
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there
 
My mother was crying when I left my  
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chair
 
The sentence were sharp for  
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it cut like a  
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knife
 
For ninety nine  
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years folks is almost for  
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life
 
I dreamed of the whistle I heard the bells  
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ring
 
My sweetheart was coming some good news to  
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bring
 
I knew that she loved me and  
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that she’d be  
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true
 
She said she would  
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save me I’m guilty as  
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you
 
She went for a pardon or else for  
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parole
 
I know she’ll come back for she’s part of my  
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soul
 
If she ever fails me  
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I’ll be mighty  
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blue
 
I’ll stay in this  
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jailhouse I’ll die in here  
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too
 
They said I was a criminal and to my  
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despair
 
They sent me to Nashville and shaved off my  
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hair
 
So come hear my story  
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I’ll tell you my  
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fate
 
I’m serving in  
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Nashville for another man’s  
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hate
 
I just got a letter from Nashville  
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town
 
And after I read it my spirit broke  
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down
 
It’s sad that my sweetheart and  
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the judge would be  
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wed
 
And here in this  
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jailhouse I wish I was  
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dead
 
No matter how right folks a man he may  
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be
 
Bad company will send him to prison like  
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me
 
So take a good woman and  
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make her your  
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wife
 
For ninety nine  
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years folks is almost for  
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life

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Ninety Nine Years Is Almost Life?
– The song Ninety Nine Years Is Almost Life was sang by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.

 

Who is Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs?
– Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys was an American bluegrass band. The band was founded by guitarist Lester Flatt and banjo player Earl Scruggs and is viewed by music historians as one of the premier bluegrass groups in the history of the genre. The band was originally formed in 1948 by Flatt, who had been a member of Bill Monroe’s bluegrass band. Flatt brought Scruggs with him shortly after leaving Monroe.Flatt and Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys (in various forms and line-ups) recorded and performed together until 1969. The Foggy Mountain Boys are seen as one of the landmark bands in bluegrass music. Although it featured various casts, during the years of The Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Grand Ole Opry Show, notably sponsored by grain and flour producer Martha White, the band showcased fiddle player Paul Warren, a master player in both the old-time and bluegrass fiddling styles, whose technique reflected all qualitative aspects of ‘the bluegrass breakdown’ and fast bowing style dobro player Uncle Josh Graves, an innovator of the advanced playing style of the instrument now used in the genre, stand-up bass player Cousin Jake Tullock, and mandolinist Curly Seckler.

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