"Sitting On Top Of The World" as written by Jeremy Max Finer, James Thirkhill Fearnley and Terry Woods....
One summer day, she went away;
Gone and left me, she's gone to stay.
She's gone, but I don't worry:
I'm sitting on top of the world.

All the summer, worked all this fall.
Had to take Christmas in my overalls.
She's gone, but I don't worry:
I'm sitting on top of the world.

Going down to the freight yard, gonna catch me a freight train.
Going to leave this town; worked and got to home.
She's gone, but I don't worry:
I'm sitting on top of the world.

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"Sitting on Top of the World" as written by Chester Sp Acct. Burnett


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    General Commentthis is a blues song fo sure. not really much else to it.. pure & simple..
    it is about rationalization of your relationship or life falling apart -- it's about survival and what you will do to survive. you will do damn near anything won't you -- you blood sucking vampires!
    this is a beautiful song.
    kush64on May 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNO COMMENTS! this song rocks!
    heyjude55on April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti know not best of vocals but music is awesome!
    richa_zerlinaon October 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a traditional song, most famously recorded by The Mississippi Sheiks in 1930, has been played and recorded many times by many artists across the Country, Blues, Folk and Bluegrass genras.
    FackingHellon May 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAfter the millionth or so time listening to it...it still keeps getting better.
    johnb2112on June 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazing, amazing, amazing!!!!! agree with johnb2112! it keeps getting better and better, neverming how many times you listen to it!
    kirinusagiblackon February 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbtw third verse the man clearly said " gonna leave this town , work done got too hard"
    With that being said i think this song is a about a young mans mother dying unexpectedly thus giving him that "life falling apart" feeling but he doesnt care anymore because hes doing wonderful things... think about It! i dunno.
    Some brilliant blues tho!
    joseph1447on March 17, 2015   Link

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