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Worried man blues


Una canción tradicional que ha conocido varias versiones, de las cuáles, probablemente sea la del gran Woody Guthrie la más famosa:

Worried Man Blues

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long.

I went across the river and I lay down to sleepFolksinger Woody Guthrie
Went across the river and I lay down to sleep
Went across the river and I lay down to sleep
When I woke up, put the shackles on my feet.

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long.

Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg
Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg
Twenty-nine links of chain around my leg
And on each link was the initial of my name.

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long.

I asked the judge, what might be my fine
I asked the judge, what might be my fine
I asked the judge, what might be my fine
Twenty-one years on the Rocky Mountain Line!

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long.

The train that I ride, is sixteen coaches long
The train that I ride, is sixteen coaches long
The train that I ride, is sixteen coaches long
The girl I love is on that train and gone.

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I’m worried now, but I won’t be worried long.

Blues del hombre preocupado

Esto lleva a un hombre preocupado a cantar una canción preocupada…/ Ahora estoy preocupado, pero no estaré preocupado mucho más.// Crucé el río y me tumbé para dormir…/ cuando desperté, pusieron grilletes en mis pies.// Estr.// Veintinueve eslabones de la cadena alrededor de mi pierna…/ y en cada eslabón estaba la inicial de mi nombre.// Estr.// Pregunté al juez, cuál podría ser mi condena…/ ¡Veintinueve años en la cordillera de las Montañas Rocosas!// Estr.// El tren en el que monto mide dieciséis vagones…/ la chica que quiero está en ese tren y se ha ido.// Esto lleva a un hombre preocupado a cantar una canción preocupada…/ Ahora estoy preocupado, pero no estaré preocupado mucho más.

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