Worried man blues I takes a worried man to sing a worried song,
I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long.
1. I went across the river, and I lay down to sleep.
When I woke up, had shackles on my feet.
2. Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg
And on each link, an initial of my name.
3. I asked the judge "Tell me, what's gonna be my fine ?"
"Twenty-one years on the Rocky Mountain Line."
4. Twenty-one years to pay my awful crime
Twenty-one years, but I got ninety-nine.
5. The train arrived, sixteen coaches long
The girl I love was on that train and gone.
6. I looked down the track as far as I could see
Little bitty hand was waving after me.
7. If anyone should ask you who composed this song
Tell him it was I, and I sing it all day long.