Down so long, down don't worry me
I been down so long, Lord, down don't worry me
Don't b'lieve I'm sinking, see what a hole I'm in
You don't b'lieve I love you, Lord, think what a fool I've been
Went to the graveyard, fell down on my knees
Hollered, "Lord have mercy on this lonesome place"
Went to the graveyard, peeped in my rider's face
Says, "I love you rider, Lord, just can't take your place"
Thousand people (Lord have mercy!) 'round the burying ground
Just to see them won't you Lord, let my rider down
Felt so sorry (Rock, Church, Rock!) 'til they let her down
Lord, my heart struck sorrow, tears come rolling down
Tell me, mama, what's the matter now?
Tryin' to quit your daddy, Lord, and you don't know how
Tell me mama, on your worried mind?
Times don't get no better, mama, babe I'm gwine, I'm gwine