Man of Constant Sorrow

Russ Barenberg, Jerry Douglas, Aly Bain, Dan Tyminski, Phil Cunningham, Michael McGoldrick, Todd Parks, Jame Mackintosh Buy

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Jerry Douglas (born Gerald Calvin Douglas, May 28, 1956 in Warren, Ohio) is an American record producer and resonator guitar player. more »


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I am a man of constant sorrow, 
I've seen trouble all my day. 
I bid farewell to old Kentucky, 
The place where I was born and raised. 
(The place where he 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. 
(He has no friends to help him now.)

It's fare thee well my old lover. 
I never expect to see you again. 
For I'm bound to ride that northern railroad, 
Perhaps I'll die upon this train.
(Perhaps he'll die upon this train.)

You can bury me in some deep valley, 
For many years where I may lay. 
Then you may learn to love another, 
While I am sleeping in my grave.
(While he is sleeping in his grave.)

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

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Written by: Traditional, John Allen, Scott Mills, Victor Carrera

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