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This emerged as a--not universally popular--encore in 1993.

(1) the Bobby Fuller version is "I left my baby ..."

(2) on the tape I have, Garcia mumbles this line--something like "I needed money and the big fun"

Lyrics By
Sonny Curtis
Music By
Sonny Curtis
Lyrics

Breakin' rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fougth the law and the law won

I needed money 'cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I miss my baby and I feel so bad (note 1)
I guess my race is run
She was the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Robbin' people with a six-gun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I miss my baby and the good fun (note 2)
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I miss my baby and I feel so bad
I guess my race is run
She was the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

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    Breakin' rocks in the hot sun
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fougth the law and the law won

    I needed money 'cause I had none
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

    I miss my baby and I feel so bad (note 1)
    I guess my race is run
    She was the best girl that I ever had
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

    Robbin' people with a six-gun
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

    I miss my baby and the good fun (note 2)
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

    I miss my baby and I feel so bad
    I guess my race is run
    She was the best girl that I ever had
    I fought the law and the law won
    I fought the law and the law won

    This emerged as a--not universally popular--encore in 1993.

    (1) the Bobby Fuller version is "I left my baby ..."

    (2) on the tape I have, Garcia mumbles this line--something like "I needed money and the big fun"