Man of Constant Sorrow Lyrics - Smokey River Boys



From the O Brother movie starring George Clooney
The Smokey River Boys


Man Of Constant Sorrow [3:01]
(In constant sorrow through his days)


[1] I…… am a man…….. of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble…… all a’my day.
I ……..bid farewell…….. to old Kentucky
The place where I …….was born and raised.
(The place where he was born and raised)


[2] For …….six long years……. I've been in trouble
No pleasures here……. on earth I found
For…….. in this world…… I'm bound to ramble
I have no friends…. to help me now.
( He has no friends to help him now )


[3]It's…a’fare thee well …..my old lover
I…. never expect… to see you again
For…….I'm bound to ride…… that northern railroad
Perhaps I'll die……. upon this train.
( Perhaps he'll die upon this train. )


[4] You…. can bury me….. in some deep valley
For many years…… where I may lay
Then…… you may learn….. to love another
While I am sleeping…… in my grave.
(While he is sleeping in his grave. )


[5] Maybe your friends……. think I'm just a stranger
My face you'll……. never see no more.
But there is one promise….. that is given
I'll meet you on….. God's golden shore.
(He'll meet you on God's golden shore.)

[Thanks to Robert Metzgar for lyrics]