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The Carter Family was a traditional American folk music group that recorded between 1927 and 1956. Their music had a profound impact on bluegrass, country, Southern Gospel, pop and rock musicians as well as on the U.S. folk revival of the 1960s. They were the first vocal group to become country music stars. Their recordings of songs as "Wabash Cannonball", "Can the Circle Be Unbroken", "Wildwood Flower" and "Keep On the Sunny Side" made them country standards. more »


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2005
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I was just a kid roamin' around travelin' through a little ol' town 
A man walked up and said come with me you're broke and son that's vagrancy 
I carefree lad that love to roam but Lord I wish I'd stayed at home 
The way it looks I'll probably hang cause there ain't no hope on a chain gang 
I dig that ditch I chop that corn I curse the day that I was born 
I believe it's better for a man to hang than to work like a dog on a chain gang 

The guard stands there with a great big gun I bet he'd love to see me run 
And I guess I probably will some day I'd rather be dead than to live this way 
He's well fed and he's six foot tall and he's a meanest of them all 
He cracks that whip and he swings that cane the sun must've touched his brain 
I dig that ditch

I gat a gal back home that's sweet and kind and she's been waitin' a long long time 
I just told her to forget my name I won't ever live down to shame 
Lord deliver me from this hole before I lose my mind and soul 
The place gets weak and the back gets broke ain't no cause to laugh and joke 
I dig that ditch

Work like a dog on a chain gang work like a dog on a chain gang

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