Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang, who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. The prisoners admire Luke because, as Dragline explains it, "You're an original, that's what you are!" Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks. Written by
No one can eat fifty eggs.
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Captain, Road Prison 36
You gonna get used to wearin' them chains afer a while, Luke. Don't you never stop listenin' to them clinking. 'Cause they gonna remind you of what I been saying. For your own good.
Wish you'd stop bein' so good to me, cap'n.
Referenced in Monster in a Box
Written by Huddie Ledbetter (as Leadbelly
Performed by Harry Dean Stanton See more