I found it on a cassette tape I put together about 25 years ago (so the song is older than that) that I was playing in my car this morning.
Woman singer, mainly accoustic with bongo drums backing.
It describes a 'hostage situation' (doesn't use that phrase) and is sung supposedly by the prison guard.
A few phrases I can remember from it:
Starts with: "I'm a guard in a **** prison, or at least I was till now, it was damn hard work and you wouldn't believe the pay'
Later on: "I turned to my buddy named Willy, said Willy it'll be alright ********** they'll open up a prison cell"
They all get killed in the end as "The Governer" sends in the troops in a botched rescue attempt.
I want the song title, the lyric, the singer, and if the song is based on a real life incident.
Anyone recognise it? I can get some more of the lyric later on my way home. (might be Greyhound prison, but google couldn't find it for me).