“My Worry Sure Carryin' Me Down”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1963
Keywords: prison hardtimes loneliness disease suicide nonballad
Found in: US

Description

Opening recitation describes the singer's hard life in prison. The song begins with the lament, "Lord, my worry sure carryin' me down... Sometimes I feel like, baby, committin' suicide." The singer is failing, "goin' down slow, somethin; wrong with me."

References

  1. Courlander-NFM, pp. 133-135, (no title) (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, CNFM133