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Man Of Constant Sorrow - Click song title for credits, lyrics, and video

NiggyQ ♫♪ on January 06, 2013 13:42

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    For those of you expecting to hear a Folk or Bluegrass version of this song I hope you're not too disappointed !!!

    Many thanks to Gus Goad and markjbennett
    Arrangement / Instrumentation / Vocals / Backing vocals Nigel Sanigar (NiggyQ)
    Backing vocals markjbennett
    Bass / Rhythm track Gus Goad

    Man of Constant Sorrow" is a traditional American folk song first recorded by Dick Burnett, a partially blind fiddler from Kentucky. The song was originally recorded by Burnett as "Farewell Song" printed in a Richard Burnett songbook, circa 1913.

    There is some uncertainty whether Dick Burnett himself wrote the song. One claim is that it was sung by the Mackin clan in 1888 in Ireland and that Cameron O'Mackin emigrated to Tennessee, brought the song with him, and performed it.
    In an interview he gave toward the end of his life, Burnett himself indicated that he could not remember:

    Charles Wolfe: "What about this "Farewell Song" – 'I am a man of constant sorrow' – did you write it?"
    Richard Burnett: "No, I think I got the ballad from somebody – I dunno. It may be my song.

    MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW ( Adapted Lyrics )
    I am a man of constant sorrow
    I've seen trouble all my days.
    I bid farewell to southern England
    The place where I was born and raised.

    (The place where I was born and raised)

    For six long years I've been in trouble
    No pleasures here on earth I found
    For in this world I'm bound to ramble
    I have no friends to help me now.

    ( I have no friends to help me now)

    I'm bound to ride an Asian railroad
    I think I'll die upon this train.

    (I think I'll die upon this train)

    Maybe you think I'm just a stranger
    My face you'll never see no more
    But there's one promise that is given
    I'll meet you on God's golden shore.

    ( I'll meet you on God's golden shore)

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