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There's a lot of strange men in cell Block 10 but the strangest of them all

Was a friend of mine who spent his time

Just staring at the wall staring at wall

In his hand was a note that his gal had wrote and it proves that crime don't pay

Was the very same gal he robbed and stole

For name in her wedding day for name in her wedding day

As he looked at the wall so strong and tall I could hear him softly curse

Nobody at all ever climbed that wall

But I'm gonna be the first I'm gonna be the first

The warden walked by and said son don't try I would hate to see you fall

There ain't no doubt they will carry you out

If you ever touch that wall if you ever touch that wall

The years gone by since he made his try but I can still recall

How hard he tried and the way he died

But he never made that wall he never made that wall

There's never been a man ever shook this can but I know a man who tried

The newspapers called it a jailbreak plan

But I know it was suicide I know it was suicide

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