Bobby Darin Work Song cover

Work Song
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Lyrics and Meaning


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Released
July 2, 2010
Genre
Pop
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Go down ... Hannah go down
Verse 2
And stay down ...
Verse 3
Verse 4
Breakin' up these rocks on-a chain gang
Verse 5
Breakin' rocks and servin' my time
Verse 6
Breakin' up these rocks on-a chain gang
Verse 7
'cause I been convicted of a crime.
Verse 8
Hold it steady right there while I hit it ... huh!
Verse 9
Oh, reckon that ought-a get it
Verse 10
Been workin' ... I been workin'
Verse 11
But, I got me so terrible long to go.
Verse 12
Verse 13
I been convicted of the crime, Lord, of needin'
Verse 14
Crime of bein' hungry and poor
Verse 15
Had-a leave some grocery man bleedin'
Verse 16
When he found me robbin' his store.
Verse 17
Hold it steady right there while I hit it ... huh!
Verse 18
Oh, reckon that ought-a get it
Verse 19
Been workin' ... I been workin'
Verse 20
But, I got me so terrible long to go.
Verse 21
Verse 22
Heard a judge say, "Five years labor ...
Verse 23
To the chain gang you got-a go."
Verse 24
Heard a judge say, "Five years labor."
Verse 25
Heard my woman scream, "Lordy, no!"
Verse 26
Hold it steady right there while I hit it ... huh!
Verse 27
Oh, reckon that ought-a get it
Verse 28
Been workin' ... I been workin'
Verse 29
But, I got me so terrible long to go.
Verse 30
Verse 31
Captain told me, "You got to watch your behavior ...
Verse 32
If you're gonna work just like a natural born man."
Verse 33
I told the captain, "You'd be meetin' your Savior ...
Verse 34
You come on close to this hammer in my hand."
Verse 35
Hold him steady right there while I hit him ... huh!
Verse 36
Oh, reckon that ought-a get him
Verse 37
Been workin' ... I been workin'
Verse 38
But, I got me so terrible long to go.
Verse 39
Verse 40
I wanna see my sweet, honey baby
Verse 41
I got to break these chains off and run
Verse 42
I wanna lay my head where it's shady
Verse 43
Lord knows it's hot in this sun.
Verse 44
Hold it steady right there while I hit it ... huh!
Verse 45
Oh, reckon that ought-a get it
Verse 46
Been workin' ... I been workin'
Verse 47
But, I got me so terrible long to go ...
Verse 48
Verse 49
See I been workin' ... I been workin' ...
Verse 50
But, I got me so terrible long to go ...
Verse 51
You know I got me so terrible long to go ...
Verse 52
Lord ... I got me so damn long to go!
Verse 53

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