Work Song (Live) (2000 Digital Remaster) (Live) - Bobby Darin (搏比·達林)
Breakin' up these rocks on-a chain gang
Breakin' rocks and servin' my time
‘cause I been convicted of a crime.
Hold it steady right there while I hit it … huh!
Oh, reckon that ought-a get it
Been workin' … I been workin'
But, I got me so terrible long to go.
I been convicted of the crime, Lord, of needin'
Crime of bein' hungry and poor
Had-a leave some grocery man bleedin'
When he found me robbin' his store.
Heard a judge say, “Five years labor …
To the chain gang you got-a go.”
Heard a judge say, “Five years labor.”
Heard my woman scream, “Lordy, no!”
Captain told me, “You got to watch your behavior …
If you're gonna work just like a natural born man.”
I told the captain, “You'd be meetin' your Savior …
You come on close to this hammer in my hand.”
Hold him steady right there while I hit him … huh!
Oh, reckon that ought-a get him
I wanna see my sweet, honey baby
I got to break these chains off and run
I wanna lay my head where it's shady
Lord knows it's hot in this sun.
But, I got me so terrible long to go …
See I been workin' … I been workin' …
You know I got me so terrible long to go …
Lord … I got me so damn long to go!