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(learned from Bill Briggs and Charlie Brown at Teton Tea Parties;
-a traditional song which was adapted by Peter Paul and Mary as their song "Sorrow")

(music to go here)

I am a man of constant sorrow; I have seen trouble all my days;
I'm going back to old Kentucky, the place where I was partly raised.

For six long years I've been in trouble; no pleasure here on earth I've found;
For in this world I'm bound to ramble; I have no friends to help me 'round.

Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger; my face you'll never see no more.
But there is a promise that is given, I'll meet you on God's golden shore.

You can bury me in some dark holler for many a year where I may lay,
Then you may learn to love another, while I'm sleeping in my grave.

I always thought I had seen trouble, but now I know it's common run;
So I'll hang my head and weep in sorrow just to think what you have done.

So it's fare you well, my own dear lover; I never expect to see you again;
I am bound to ride that northern railway; perhaps I'll catch the very next train.

When I am in some lonesome hour, and I'm feeling all alone,
I will weep the briny tears of sorrow, and think of you so far a-gone.

(from miriam berg's folksong collection)