Hangman's Blues

|: The Hangman's rope is so tough and strong, :|
they gonna hang me because I done something wrong.

|: I want to tell you jury, Lord, a simple story: :|
Hang me in the morning, cut me down at night.

|: Mean old Hangman when you tighten up that noose, :|
Lord above me, I'm trembling in my shoes.

|: There're nine more days and then my mind will rest, :|
The judge has sentenced me to be hanged till I'm dead.

|: Crowd around the Courthouse, time is goin' fast, :|
soon a good-for-nothing killer is going to breathe his last.

|: Warden, one more time let me blow my breath, :|
and a trifling woman thank her for creating my death.