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Bobby Darin

Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer who performed in a range of music genres, including pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country. more »


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Go down … Hannah go down 

      And stay down …

      

      Breakin' up these rocks on-a chain gang

      Breakin' rocks and servin' my time

      Breakin' up these rocks on-a chain gang 

      ‘cause I been convicted of a crime.

      Hold it steady right there while I hit it … huh!

      Oh, reckon that ought-a get it

      Been workin' … I been workin' 

      But, I got me so terrible long to go. 

 

      I been convicted of the crime, Lord, of needin'  

      Crime of bein' hungry and poor

      Had-a leave some grocery man bleedin' 

      When he found me robbin' his store.

      Hold it steady right there while I hit it … huh!

      Oh, reckon that ought-a get it 

      Been workin' … I been workin' 

      But, I got me so terrible long to go.

 

      Heard a judge say, “Five years labor … 

      To the chain gang you got-a go.”

      Heard a judge say, “Five years labor.”

      Heard my woman scream, “Lordy, no!”

      Hold it steady right there while I hit it … huh!

      Oh, reckon that ought-a get it

      Been workin' … I been workin' 

      But, I got me so terrible long to go.

 

      Captain told me, “You got to watch your behavior …

      If you're gonna work just like a natural born man.”

      I told the captain, “You'd be meetin' your Savior …  

      You come on close to this hammer in my hand.”

      Hold him steady right there while I hit him … huh!

      Oh, reckon that ought-a get him

      Been workin' … I been workin'

      But, I got me so terrible long to go. 

 

      I wanna see my sweet, honey baby

      I got to break these chains off and run 

      I wanna lay my head where it's shady

      Lord knows it's hot in this sun. 

      Hold it steady right there while I hit it … huh! 

      Oh, reckon that ought-a get it 

      Been workin' … I been workin'

      But, I got me so terrible long to go … 

 

      See I been workin' … I been workin' …

      But, I got me so terrible long to go …

      You know I got me so terrible long to go … 

      Lord … I got me so damn long to go!

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