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Worried Man Blues, song lyrics

Song: Worried Man Blues
Lyrics: Woody Guthrie(1)

Music:
Year: c.1944
Genre: Folk
Country: USA


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It takes a worried man to sing a worried song,
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song,
I'm worried now but I won't be worried long!

Went across the river, I lay down to sleep;
Went across the river, I lay down to sleep,
When I woke up, had shackles on my feet!

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Twenty one links of chain around my leg;
Twenty one links of chain around my leg;
And on each link.there's an initial of my name!

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Asked that judge what's gonna be fine;
Asked that judge what's gonna be fine;
Twenty one years on that rocky mountain line!
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(CHORUS)

The train ride is twenty one coaches long;
Train I ride is twenty one coaches long;
And the gal I love is on that train and gone!

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Twenty one years to pay my awful Crime;
Twenty one years to pay my awful crime;
Twenty one years! And I still got ninety Nine!

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Notes:

1 - Woody Guthrie biography.