Worried Man Blues

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

C G

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

C G

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

D G

When I woke up there were 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 is initial of my name.


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I asked the judge what might be my fine,

I asked the judge what might be my fine,

I asked the judge what might be my fine,

“Twenty-one years on the Rocky Mountain line.”


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The train arrived, sixteen coaches long,

The train arrived, sixteen coaches long,

The train arrived, sixteen coaches long,

The girl I love is on that train and gone.


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If any one asks you who composed this song,

If any one asks you who composed this song,

If any one asks you who composed this song,

Tell him it was I and I sing it all day long.


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