(In constant sorrow through his days)
Verse Number One:
Iâ€¦â€¦ am a manâ€¦â€¦ of constant sorrow
I've seen troubleâ€¦â€¦ all aâ€™my day.
I â€¦â€¦bid farewellâ€¦â€¦ to old Kentucky
The place where I â€¦â€¦was born and raised.
(The place where he was born and raised)
Verse Number Two:
For â€¦â€¦six long yearsâ€¦â€¦ I've been in trouble
No pleasures hereâ€¦â€¦ on earth I found
Forâ€¦â€¦ in this worldâ€¦â€¦ I'm bound to ramble
I have no friendsâ€¦. to help me now.
( He has no friends to help him now )
Verse Number Three:
It'sâ€¦aâ€™fare thee well â€¦my old true lover
Iâ€¦ never expectâ€¦ to see you again
Forâ€¦â€¦I'm bound to rideâ€¦â€¦ that northern railroad
Perhaps I'll dieâ€¦â€¦ upon this train.
( Perhaps he'll die upon this train. )
Verse Number Four:
Youâ€¦ can bury meâ€¦ in some deep valley
For many yearsâ€¦â€¦ where I may lay
Thenâ€¦â€¦ you may learnâ€¦ to love another
While I am sleepingâ€¦â€¦ in my grave.
(While he is sleeping in his grave. )
Verse Number Five:
Maybe your friendsâ€¦â€¦ think I'm just a stranger
My face you'llâ€¦â€¦ never see no more.
But there is one promiseâ€¦ that is given
I'll meet you onâ€¦ God's golden shore.
(He'll meet you on God's golden shore.)
[Thanks to Robert Metzgar for lyrics]