“Almost Done”


"Take these stripes from, stripes from 'round my shoulder (huh!) Take these chains, chains from 'round my leg." The singer tells how a girl courted him then betrayed him. Now he is in jail with no one to go his bail


The Silber text begins "On a Monday I was arrested, on a Tuesday locked in jail." But it admits to being adapted by the Lomaxes, so this may be an added verse.

Cross references


  1. Lomax-FSUSA 94, "Almost Done" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 68, "It's Almost Done (On a Monday)" (1 text)
  3. Roud #10064
  4. BI, LxU094


Alternate titles: “On a Monday”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936