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Man Of Constant Sorrow
Riverboat 437
 
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Man Of Constant Sorrow
 
Riverboat 437
 


ID: 15828

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TypeSinging CallRiverboat
WEB SITE www.riverboat.com
Label information
Grid list of Riverboat recordings
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Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
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Duration 
MediaMP3
Artist(s)

Elmer Sheffield, Jr.
Elmer Sheffield, Jr.
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
*I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I bid farewell to old Kentucky
The place where I was born and raised

4 ladies promenade inside that 'ol ring
Now swing your man and promenade
I bid farewell to old Kentucky
The place where I was born and raised


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*Six long years, I've been in trouble
No pleasures here on Earth I've found
For in this world I'm bound to ramble
I've got no friends to help me now

(Repeat last two lines for promenade tag)

*Maybe your friends think I'm a stranger
My face you'll never see no more
There's one promise that is given
I'll meet you on God's golden shore

(Repeat last two lines for promenade tag)


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads promenade go halfway around
Walk in, square thru 4
4 hand around and then, swing thru when you're done
Boy trade and now boy run, bend the line
Square thru 2, trade by, swing the corner, promenade
It's "Fare Thee Well" to my old lover
Perhaps I'll die upon the train


TAG

I'll meet you on God's golden shore
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Man Of Constant Sorrow
 
 

I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I bid farewell to old Kentucky
The place where I was born and raised

For six long years I've been in trouble
No pleasure here on Earth I found
For in this world I'm bound to ramble
I have no friends to help me now

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

You can bury me in some deep valley
For many years where I may lay
And you may learn to love another
While I am sleeping in my grave

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

Lyrics by Dick Burnett (probably adapted from an earlier song).
Recorded by Dick Burnett; Bob Dylan; Soggy Bottom Boys; many others.
 
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Handle List
1432  Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1612 Inside FORMATION | IDENTIFIER
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1470 In DIRECTION
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1175 Trade [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
161 Bend The Line [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1480 2 (number)
1177 Trade By [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]

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