Video: The Prisoner’s Song

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‘The Prisoner’s Song’ follows two days in the life of an American prisoner, one during his time incarcerated and one as a free man, providing an observational view of the issues within the American prison system.

Featuring “The Prisoner’s Song”, written by a prisoner during the mid 1920’s and then stolen by Vernon Dalhart to become the first song in America to sell nearly 1.3 million copies.

Directed by Bilal S. Haider.

Featuring Skeeta Jenkins as the prisoner.

Running time: 12 minutes

Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the video.

Lyrics

by Guy Massey

Oh, I wish I had some-one to love me
Some-one to call me their own
Oh, I wish I had some-one to live with
‘Cause I’m ti-red of liv-in’ a-lone

Oh, please meet me to-night in the moon-light
Please meet me to-night all a-lone
For I have a sad…

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