I watched as they took him
cuffs holding both his hands
they led him into the court room
and somebody took the stand.
She took one look at Ol’ Charlie
and hollered “Yes, that is the man”
and the judge gave his decision
and they led him down the line.
Legal Aid lawyer
couldn’t look him in the eye
he just bowed his head in pity
and let out a long sigh.
Ol’ Charlie, he didn’t do it
but nobody gave a damn
when they sent that guy to prison
they sent up an innocent man.