"Well, I'm gonna be here for the rest of my life,
and all I did was shoot my wife!"
Dinah Washington song that I had previously known only through the work of David Bromberg who has moved from New York State and performing, to Chicago to learn how to build violins, to Baltimore and is now the authority on violins and fiddles particularly those made in the United States. He regularized the sale of old instruments and pushed their prices back up where they belonged, I may be wrong but I don't think he performs much any more.
Judge, your Honor, hear my plea before you open up your court.
I don't crave no sympathy, for what I'm 'bout to report.
I caught him with a Gamblin' Gal I'd warned him about before.
I drew may pistol, and I went insane, the rest you already know.
Judge, Judge, Judge, Judge, send me to the 'Lectric Chair,
Judge, Judge, Good kind Judge, boyn [burn} me cause I don't care.
First I shot him with my pistol and then I kicked him in the side,
Then I stood oer him laughin' while he buckled up an' died
Judge, Judge, Judge,, Judge Send me to the 'Lectir Chair.
Judge, Judge, Mr. Scalia please, send me to the 'Lectric Chair
I shot my sweet patootie I gotta reap just what I sowed.
Judge judge judge judge Send me to the 'Lectric Chair.
Sorry about the missing lines, I'll have to get my tapes back and listen.
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has a 1959 get together with her singing it live.