I Am a Girl of Constant Sorrow (Sarah Ogan Gunning)

“I Am a Girl of Constant Sorrow” Sheet Music (pdf).
“I Am a Girl of Constant Sorrow” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Sarah Ogan Gunning.
Tune: Sarah Ogan Gunning.


I am a girl of constant sorrow.
I’ve seen trouble all my days.
I bid farewell to old Kentucky,
The place where I was borned and raised,
The place where she was borned and raised.

My mother, how I hated to leave her,
Mother dear, who now is dead,
But I had to go and leave her,
So my children could have bread,
So my children could have bread.

Well, our clothes are always ragged,
And our feet are always bare,
And I know if there is a heaven
That we all are going there,
That we all are going there.

Goodbye, my friends, I hate to leave you.
It grieves me so that we must part,
For I know we all are hungry.
Oh, it almost breaks my heart.
Oh, it almost breaks my heart.

Well, we call this Hell on earth, friends.
I must tell you all goodbye.
Oh, I know you all are hungry.
Oh, my darling friends, don’t cry.
Oh, my darling friends, don’t cry.


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