Listen to Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line song with lyrics from Uncle Dave MacOn

Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line

Uncle Dave MacOn, Preston Young1 Aug 2008

Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line Lyrics

 

Buddy Won't You Roll Down The Line - Uncle Dave MacOn/Preston Young

Way back yonder in Tennessee

They leased the convicts out

They worked them in

The coal mine against free labor stout

Free labor rebelled against it

To win it took some time

But while the lease was in effect

They made 'em rise and shine

 

Oh buddy won't you roll down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

Yonder comes my darling coming down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

Yonder comes my darling

Coming down the line

 

Every Monday morning

They've got 'em out on time

March them down to Lone Rock

Just look into that mine

March them down to Lone Rock

Just look into that hole

Very next words the captain says

"You better get your pole "

Oh buddy won't you roll down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

Yonder comes my darling coming down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

 

Yonder comes my darling

Coming down the line

 

The beans they are half done

The bread is not so well

The meat it is burned up

And the coffee black as heck

But when you get your task done

You'll gladly come to the call

For anything you get to

Eat would taste good done or raw

Oh buddy won't you roll down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

Yonder comes my darling coming down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

Yonder comes my darling

Coming down the line

 

The bank boss is a hard man

A man you all know well

And if you don't get your task done

He's gonna give you hallelujah

Carry you to the stockade

As on the floor you'll fall

Very next time they call on you

You bet you'll have your pole

Oh buddy won't you roll down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

 

Yonder comes my darling coming down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

Buddy won't you roll down the line

 

Yonder comes my darling

 

Coming down the line