Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow

No real explanation this week, just a great bluegrass song that's been around nigh onto forever that got a new lease on life thanks to a blockbuster movie set in 1930s Mississippi.

The Movie  "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" featuring "The Soggybottom Boys"

The Real Group - Union Station with Alison Krauss


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.

[chorus] 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.

[chorus] 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.

[chorus] 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.

[chorus] He'll meet you on God's golden shore.


Jamie said...

I'll have mine up Sunday afternoon and hope everyone will join in for anytime next week.

maryt/theteach said...

Okay, Jamie, mine will be up late this afternoon when I think of something... Bluegrass, hmmmm? Lessee...

Jamie said...

Corrected the link for Mary. If your tastes run to gorgeous men, she has a present for you.

Travis said...

I missed a post for this on Monday, but I'm keeping it in my reader to try and do this week.

Jamie said...

Any time between now and next Friday when the new one goes up.

maryt/theteach said...

I'm sorry, Jamie. How did that wrong link happen? Gee, I'm crackin' up! Thanks for fixing it for me! :)