A Mile And A Quarter Song Lyrics and Chords

 

A Mile And A Quarter Song Lyrics and Chords by Sonny James

 

A Mile And A Quarter
Recorded by Sonny James
Written by Carol Smith and Sonny James
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mile and a quarter of  
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treacherous water  
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keeps men in Alca
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traz
 
Three men did what folks have claimed for  
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years could not be  
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done
 
Three men broke through prison walls and  
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left there on the  
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run
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Tried to make a liar out of  
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anyone who says
 
Once you're on the rock there's
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no escape from  
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Alcatraz
 
A  
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mile and a quarter of  
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treacherous water  
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keeps men in Alca
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traz
 
A  
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mile and a quarter of  
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treacherous water  
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keeps men in Alca
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traz
 
They dug holes with sharpened spoons and  
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then one night these  
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three
 
Climbed a shaft a twelve foot fence and  
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took a raft to  
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sea
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Not the first to try but the first to  
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almost get away
 
From that fortress in the heart of  
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San Francisco  
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Bay
Repeat #2
 
Two men tried in €˜37 an
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d three in  
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€˜38
 
Then again in €˜43 fou
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r convicts made  
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break
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Jumped a cliff into the cold swift  
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water of the bay
 
Three were caught and one was shot just  
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as he swam  
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away
 
Three men thought they had it made but  
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traces have been  
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found
 
Memos at a rain soaked raft tell  
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us these men were  
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drown
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Which just goes to prove it's true wha
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t everybody says
 
Once you're on the rock there's
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no escape from  
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Alcatraz
Repeat #2

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song A Mile And A Quarter?
- The song A Mile And A Quarter was sang by Sonny James.

 

Who is Sonny James?
- Jimmie Hugh Loden (May 1, 1928 - February 22, 2016), known professionally as Sonny James, was an American country music singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 hit, "Young Love". Dubbed the "Southern Gentleman" for his congenial manner, his greatest success came from ballads about the trials of love. James had 72 country and pop charted releases from 1953 to 1983, including an unprecedented five-year streak of 16 straight Billboard No. 1 singles among his 26 No. 1 hits. Twenty-one of his albums reached the country top ten from 1964 to 1976. James was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1961 and co-hosted the first Country Music Association Awards Show in 1967. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

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