Man of Constant Sorrow
There’s a bunch of different versions of this song. This one isn’t my favorite version, nor the most popular, but I think it’s the best one for jamming with folks.
Key of G
d4 | cBBB | AGG | G4 | Gc BA2 | -A2 AA | GGG2 | -G2 |
D G C
I am a man of constant sorrow
I have seen trouble all my days
I bid farewell to old Kentucky
The place where I was borned and raised.
For six long years I been in danger.
No pleasure here on Earth I’ve found.
So it’s fair you well my own true lover
I never expect to see you again.
Far in this world I’m bound to ramble;
I have no friends to help me now.
Far I’m bound to ride that northern railroad.
Perhaps I’ll die upon a train.
You may bury me in some deep valley
For many a year there I may lay,
So you may learn to love another
When I am sleeping in my grave.
Maybe your friends think I’m just a stranger.
My face you’ll never see no more.
But there’s one promise, that I’m gonna give you:
I’ll meet you on God’s golden shore.