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    Bobby Darin / Lyrics

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    "Work Song" Lyrics

    Bobby Darin

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    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Pop
    Duration:00:03:21
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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!
    This song was submitted on August 16th, 2013 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © GOPAM ENTERPRISES INC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by J J Johnson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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