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Worried man blues

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It [A]takes a worried man to sing a worried song,

it [D]takes a worried man to [A]sing a worried song,

I'm worried [E]now, but I won't be worried [A]long.

 

I [A]went across the river, I laid down to sleep,

I [D]went across the river, [A]I laid down to sleep,

when I woke [E]up, were the shackles on my [A]feet.

Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg,

twenty-nine links of chain around my leg,

and on each link, the initial of my name.  + CHORUS

 

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.

The train arrived, sixteen coaches long,

The train arrived, sixteen coaches long,

the girl I love is on that train and gone.  + CHORUS

 

If anyone asks you who composed this song,

if anyone asks you who composed this song,

tell him ‘twas I and I sing it all day long.  + CHORUS







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