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Woody Guthrie

"Worried Man Blues" (karaoke)

"Worried Man Blues" (sheet music)


It takes a worried man to sing a worried song;

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.

 

I went across the river, and I lay down to sleep;

I went across the river, and I lay down to sleep;

I went across the river, and I lay down to sleep;

When I woke up, I had shackles on my feet.

 

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song;

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.

 

Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg;

Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg;

Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg;

And on each link was a 'nitial of my name.

 

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song;

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.

 

I asked that judge, "What's gonna be my fine?"

I asked that judge, "What's gonna be my fine?"

I asked that judge, "What's gonna be my fine?"

"Twenty-one years on the Rocky Mountain Line."

 

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song;

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.

 

The train arrived: sixteen coaches long;

The train arrived: sixteen coaches long;

The train arrived: sixteen coaches long;

The gal I love is on that train and gone.

 

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song;

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.

 

If anyone should ask you who made up this song,

If anyone should ask you who made up this song,

If anyone should ask you who made up this song,

Tell 'em it was I and I'll sing it all night long.


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