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​Worried Man Blues

This song is by Half Man Half Biscuit and appears on the album Editor's Recommendation (2001).

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I'm worried now but I won't be worried long

I went across the river and I lay down to sleep
I went across the river and I lay down to sleep
When I woke up there were shackles on my feet

Twenty nine links of chain around my feet
Twenty nine links of chain around my feet
And on each link an initial of my name

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I'm worried now but I won't be worried long

I asked the judge what might be my time
I asked the judge what might be my time
Twenty years on the RC Mountain Line

The train came around sixteen coaches long
The train came around sixteen coaches long
The girl I love is on that train and gone

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I'm worried now but I won't be worried long

Should anyone ask you who composed this song
Should anyone ask you who composed this song
Say it was I and I sing it all day long

It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
It takes a worried man to sing a worried song
I'm worried now but I won't be worried long
I'm worried now but I won't be worried long
I'm worried now but I won't be worried long