"Man of Constant Sorrow" as written by and Bob Dylan....
I am a man of constant sorrow
I've seen trouble all my days
I'll say goodbye to Colorado
Where I was born and partly raised

Your mother says I'm a stranger
My face you'll never see no more
But there's one promise, darling
I'll see you on God's golden shore

Through this open world I'm about to ramble
Through ice and snow, sleet and rain
I'm about to ride that morning railroad
Perhaps I'll die on that train

I'm going back to Colorado
The place that I started from
If I knowed how bad you'd treat me
Honey, I never would have come


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"Man of Constant Sorrow" as written by Bob Dylan

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    General CommentAn underrated classic.
    Statonxybon September 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, the lyrics are a bit off. Third stanza is "
    Through this open world I'm a-bound to ramble," not what is currently up there.
    Statonxybon September 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA cover of the Stanley Brothers, appeared on the first album. great song!
    FackingHellon October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorites. It's a bit of my own life story so i really get into this song. Song meaning is pretty obvious right?
    Blackjack Daveyon October 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwas this his original work or what?
    wellis666on May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe this is actually a traditional American folk song. with some lyrics altered more to Dylan's liking. The staggered phrasing in this song is always worth coming back. I have heard it many times over and am still surprised by when he chooses to drag out a certain word or cut it short. Beautiful rendition . Better than the O' brother where art thou version
    eddiebon August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"If I had known you'd treat me bad honey
    I never would have come."

    Love this song
    poshboyon September 05, 2010   Link

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