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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Fs goin' down de road where I get better care, Fs goin' down de road where I get better care, I b'lieve I'll go, baby, I don' feel welcome here.
An' I laid right down an' tried to take my res', An' I laid right down an' tried to take my res', But my min' kep' ramblin' like wiP geese in de Wes\
Did you ever wake up an' fin' yo' rider gone? Did you ever wake up an' fin' yo' rider gone? Put you on a wonder, wish you never had been bo'n.
I knows my baby, he's boun' to love me some, I knows my baby, he's boun' to love me some, He throws his arms aroun' me like a circle 'roun' de sun.
Jes' as sure as de birds fly in de sky above, Jes' as sure as de birds fly in de sky above, Life ain' worth livin', honey, ain' wid de man you love.
I'm goin' to de river, set down on a log, I'm goin' to de river, set down on a log, Ef I cain' be yo' woman, sho gonna be yo' dog.
Take me back, take me back, baby, Take me back, take me back, baby, I won' do nothin' you don' lak, baby.
I'll cut yo' wood, I'll make yo' fire, I'll cut yo' wood, I'll make yo' fire, I'll tote yo' water f'um de Fresno bar.
De sun gwine shine in my back do' some day, De sun gwine shine in my back do' some day, De win' gwine rise, baby, an' blow my blues away.
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