A fave of mine has always been "I'm just here to get my baby out of Jail", which ends with this enduring image:
"Then this warden he did say, to the lady old and gray, I will bring your darling baby to your side. Two iron gate swung wide apart, she took her haby to her heart. She kissed her darling boy and then she died, but smiling, In the arms of her dear boy and then she died."
Joe Offer, this song seems like something you would like, as well--