I wasn't born in the morning, no
I must have been born in the night
I've done my load and I'll carry my load
And all I own is my life

I wasn't born to be lucky ,
'cause luck had no future with me
I've done my wrong and I'll sing, sing, sing my song
and stand beneath the hanging tree

Bury me down by the river
Let all the towns people see
Their enemy's dead, let me lay, lay my head
Just put me down and set me free

I wasn't born as a rich man, no
A rich man I never, I never could be
I've done my wrong and I'll sing, sing, sing my song
And stand beneath the hanging tree (Everybody sing now)

Bury me down by the river, lord no
Let all the towns people see, see
Their enemy's dead, let me lay, lay, lay my head
Just put me down and set me free
(I want to hear everybody sing)

Bury me down by the river
Let all the towns, let all the towns people see
Their enemy's dead, let me lay, let met lay, let me lay my head along
Just put me down and set me free (set me free)

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    this song is talking about a poor man who had a theory or a concept that is shocking all the people in his town so he tried so hard to convince them to believe in his concept but they attacked him (and maybe killed him) so as he died as a victim for his pinciples he is desperatly giving them his last well to bury him in a place where they all can see his body so that they will be able to reconsider if they were right or wrong doing what they did to him

    lennon-mccartneyon July 15, 2008   Link

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