Lord, the last kind word I heard my daddy say.
“If I die, if I die in the German War,
I want you to send my money, send it to my mother-in-law.”
[I want you to send my body, send it to my mother, Lord"]
“If I get killed, if I get killed, please don’t bury my soul
I cry leave me out, let the buzzards eat me whole
When you see me comin’, look ‘cross the rich man’s field [Richmonds field]
If I don’t bring you flour, I’ll bring you bolted meal.”
I went to the depot, I looked up at the sun [at the sign]
Cried, some train don’t come, gon’ be some walkin’ done.
My momma told me, just before she died,
“Lord, since the dawn, I thought you’d be so wise.”
["Lord, precious daughter, don't you be so wild."]
The Mississippi River, you know it’s deep and wide,
I can stand right here, see my baby from the other side.
What you do to me, baby, it never gets out of me,
I believe I’ll see ya, after I cross the deep blue sea.
[I may not see you after, cross' the deep blue sea]
Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2020/5/26 - 22:35
B.B. - 2020/5/26 - 22:37
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