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I am a man of constant sorrow I've seen trouble all my days I bid farewell to ol' Kentucky The place where I was born and 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 now. It's fair thee well, my old true lover I never expected to see you again For I'm bound to ride that Northern Railroad perhaps I'll die upon this train.
The name Soggy Bottom Boys is possibly a reference to the famous Foggy Mountain Boys, a West Virginia bluegrass band of the s with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, but also a humorous name given the two backup singers who were wet from being baptized earlier in the film. However, "I'll Fly Away" in the original soundtrack is performed not by Krauss and Welch as it is on the CD release and was on the concert tour but by the inimitable Kossoy Sisters with Erik Darling of The Weavers, Tarriers and Rooftop Singers accompanying on long-neck 5-string banjo. Two of the variations feature the verses being sung back-to-back, and the other three variations feature additional music between each verse.
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In constant sorrow all through his days I am a man of constant sorrow. I've seen trouble all my day I bid farewell to old Kentucky The place where I was born and raised The place where he was born and raised For six long years I've been in trouble No pleasures here on earth I found For in this world I'm bound to ramble I have no friends to help me now He has no friends to help him now It's fare thee well my old lover I never expect to see you again For I'm bound to ride that northern railroad Perhaps I'll die upon this train Perhaps he'll die upon this train You can bury me in some deep valley For many years where I may lay Then you may learn to love another While I am sleeping in my grave While he is sleeping in his grave Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger My face you'll never see no more But there is one promise that is given I'll meet you on God's golden shore He'll meet you on God's golden shore. You will get 3 free months if you haven't already used an Apple Music free trial.
See the video here! The song is a real life reflection of a bluegrass musician from Kentucky of the early 20th century. He was miner and logger who was robbed, shot and ended up blind. His only means of income was his music.
The song was originally titled "Farewell Song" in a songbook by Burnett dated to around An early version was recorded by Emry Arthur inwhich gave the song its current titles. There exist a number of versions of the song that differ in their lyrics and melodies.