On a Monday I was arrested (uh huh)
On a Tuesday they locked me in the jail (oh boy)
On a Wednesday my trial was attested
On a Thursday they said "guilty", and the judge's gavel fell.
I got stripes -- stripes around my shoulders
I got chains -- chains around my feet
I got stripes -- Stripes around my shoulders,
and |: them chains :| they're about to drag me down.
On a Monday my momma came to see me
On a Tuesday they caught me with a file
On a Wednesday I'm down in solitary
On a Thursday I start on bread and water for a while.