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They are master and slaves
We are sunlight and shadow
All roads to the river
I am lost. I am saved
I'm beloved and betrayed
All roads to the river

And the river runs wide
And the river runs deep
And I spit in the eye
Of safe company
When I dive right down
To the undertow
Well, the deeper I drown
Lord, the higher I'll go

I am whispering dreams
I am howling revolutions
All roads to the river
I am valentine sweet
And I live in this nightmare
All roads to the river
And the river runs wide
The river runs deep
And I spit in the eye
Of safe company
When I dive right down
To the undertow
Well, the deeper I drown
Lord, the higher I'll go

This is nothing like we planned
That's the way it's always been
All roads to the river
I have hated and I have loved
I have prayed and I have sinned
All roads to the river

And the river runs wide
The river runs deep
And I spit in the eye
Of safe company
When I dive right down
To the undertow
Well, the deeper I drown
Lord, the higher I'll go



I went down to the corner
Just to meet my gal
I found her standin' on the sidewalk
She was talkin'to my pal
I strolled back to the barroom
To get another drink of gin
But the first thing I knew I was leavin'
A'rockin' the drunk again
Well I kept on drinkin' gin and liquor
Way up into the night
When my pal walked into the barroom
Man we had a terrible fight
I reached down for my razor
And then I knocked him around
But when I pulled my pistol
I quickly smoked him down

I went down to see my baby
I met her on the way
I told her I had to leave her
I told her I could not stay
I started down to the station
I stopped in at the bar
And there I met a policeman
He was cruisin' 'round in his car
My baby came in to join us
Then it began to rain
Man, I was in a hurry
Had to catch the midnight train
I laid my head on the barroom door
I never be drunk no more
I pawned my watch, and my gold an' diamonds
I pawned my baby's diamond ring
I said, hey - hey - hey
Hey - hey - hey - hey - hey, oh yeah
Hey - hey - hey
Hey - hey - hey - hey - hey, oh no



I read your letter, darlin'
Tears filled my eyes
All of the promises you made 
Were nothing but lies
So I turned your photograph over 
Face to the wall
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

Teardrops will fall tonight
Tears I can't hide
Tears that I'd rather keep
Deep down inside
Tears fall
And love is gone beyond these walls
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

I'm gonna pray tonight, baby
Hopin' you will hear
And maybe you'll write all those wrongs
And dry each tear
I sit alone tonight
Hopin' you will call
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

Teardrops will fall tonight
Tears I can't hide
Tears that I'd rather keep
Deep down inside
Tears fall
And love is gone beyond these walls
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

Teardrops will fall tonight
Tears I can't hide
Tears that I'd rather keep
Deep down inside
Tears fall
And love is gone beyond these walls
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
When I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall




Well in my time of dyin'
Don't want nobody to mourn
All I want for you to do
Is take my body home
Well well well so I can die easy
Well well well
Well well well so I can die easy
Jesus gonna make up
Jesus gonna make up
Jesus gonna make up my dyin' bed

Well meet me Jesus meet me
Meet me in the middle of the air
If these wings should fail me, Lord
Won't you meet me with another pair
Well well well so I can die easy
Well well well
Well well well so I can die easy
Jesus gonna make up
Jesus gonna make up
Jesus gonna make up my dyin' bed

Well in my time of dyin'
Don't want nobody to cry
All I want for you to do
Is take me when I die
Well well well so I can die easy
Well well well
Well well well so I can die easy
Jesus gonna make up
Jesus gonna make up
Jesus gonna make up my dyin' bed


Headed south to work a pipeline
Make some cash while in the meantime
Baby jumped a bird and flew away

Lordy, Lordy, my, my mind's achin'
Drunk and down and out and makin' time
With anything that comes my way

Staggered to the Greyhound station
L.A. ma'am my destination
Put me on that dog take me away

Mobile blue Lord, I can't make it
Got me down Lord, I can't take it
Here in Alabama for one more day

Lord I called a friend in Frisco Lord
He said baby's in L.A.
Here I am in Alabama and two thousand miles away
Lord I got them mobile blues today

Aw I left her back in Frisco, Lord
She begged me not to go
I know somebody must have told her
That I travel and I lie

That they saw me drunk in mobile
With some wired up chick from Jacksonville
And brother did we look like we could fly

I staggered to the Greyhound station
L.A. ma'am my destination
Put me on that dog take me away
I got them mobile blues today
I got them mobile blues today




PAUL AND SILAS WERE BOUND FOR JAIL
HAD NO MONEY TO GO THEIR BAIL
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE, HOLD ON

HOLD ON, HOLD ON
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE HOLD ON

PAUL AND SILAS BEGAN TO SHOUT
ALL WERE BROKEN WHEN THEY WALKED OUT
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE HOLD ON

HOLD ON HOLD ON
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE HOLD ON

ALL THE CHAINS WE CAN STAND
ALL THE CHAINS GO HAND IN HAND
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE HOLD ON

GOT MY HAND ON FREEDOMS PLOW
WON'T DO NOTHIN FOR YOU NOW
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE HOLD ON

HOLD ON HOLD ON
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE HOLD ON

LOOK WHAT WE'VE BECOME
AND THE CROSSES WE HANG ON
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE HOLD ON

HOLD ON YEAH HOLD ON
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE HOLD ON

HOLD ON YEAH HOLD ON
KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE HOLD ON




Come and listen you fellows, young and so fine
And seek not your fortune in the dark, dreary mines
It will form as a habit and seep in your soul
'Till the stream of your blood is as black as the coal

And it's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew
Where danger is double and pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
And it's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines

It's a-many a man I have known in my day
Who lived just to labor his whole life away
Like a fiend with his dope and a drunkard his wine
A man will have lust for the lure of the mines

And it's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew
Where danger is double and pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
And it's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines

O midnight, or the morning, or the middle of the day
It's the same to the miner who labors away
Where the demons of death often come by surprise
One fall of the slate and you're buried alive

And it's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew
Where danger is double and pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
And it's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines

I hope when I'm gone and the ages shall roll
My body will blacken and turn into coal
Then I'll look from the door of my heavenly home
And pity the miner a-diggin' my bones
Where it's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew
Where danger is double and pleasures are few
Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines
And it's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines



Written by Robert Johnson

Well I got stones in my passway
And my road is black as night
Yeah I got stones in my passway
And my road is black as night
I got some pains in my heart
And they steal my appetite

Well I got a bird to whistle
I got a bird to sing
Yes I got a bird to whistle
I got a bird to sing
I got a woman that I’m lovin'
But she don’t mean a thing

Well you try to take my life
All my money too
I said to ya baby
What you tryin' to do
I said please
Hey! Let us be friends
You hear me howlin’ in your passway
Baby please let me in

Well I got three legs to walk on
Baby, please don’t block my road
Yes I got three legs to walk on
Baby, please don’t block my road
All of my friends have betrayed me
And I’m booked and I got to go




Well, they gave him his orders in Monroe, Virginian
Said, "Steve, you're way behind time
"This is not 38, this is Ol'97
"Put her into Spencer on time."

Then he turned around and said to his black, greasy fireman
"Shovel on a little more coal
And when we reach that White Oak mountain
"Watch Ol'97 roll."

And then a telegran come from Washington station
This is what it read
"Oh that brave engineer that run '97
"Is lyin' in Danville dead."

"Cause he was going down a grade making 90 miles an hour
The whistle broke into a scream

He was found in the wreck with his hand on the throttle
Scalded to death by steam."

One more time

Oh, now all you ladies better take a warning
From this time on and learn
Never speak harsh to your true-lovin' husband
He may leave you and never return

Poor Boy.


I don't know why I love you
I don't know why I love you
I don't know why I love you
But I love you

Always treat me like a fool
Kick me when I'm down, that's your rule
I don't know why I love you
But I love you

Oh, you'll never never stop your cheatin' ways
With that other girl, you laugh in my face
Now how long must I be disgraced?
'Cause I love you, baby baby, baby, baby

I don't know why I love you
I don't know why, why I love you
I don't know why I love you
But I love you

You throw my heart down in the dirt
You made me cry on this cold black earth
Baby, I never knew how much love could hurt
'Til I loved you, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby

Can't stop, I can't stop crying can't you see
Here I'm pleadin' on my knees, up on my knees
Won't you help me, help me, baby please
'Cause I love you, I love you, I love you, baby

Baby baby, please stop, baby baby, please stop
Can't you see I'm on my knees?
Why won't you just help me please?
Baby just believe, baby just stop

Baby baby, please, I love you
Love you, love you, love you, love you
Love you, love you, love you, baby

These days why you're breaking?
These days why you're breaking my heart?
Why you're gonna break my heart?
I can't take it no more baby make me wanna scream
(Why you're gonna break my heart)

These days why you're breaking?
These days why you're breaking my heart?
Why you're gonna break my heart?
Why you're gonna break my heart


TRACKLISTING: 1. “To The River” (originally from 1993’s Human Wheels)
2. “Gambling Bar Room Blues” (originally from 1997’s The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers – A Tribute)
3. “Teardrops Will Fall” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)
4. “In My Time of Dying” (originally from 1997’s Rough Harvest)
5. “Mobile Blue” (originally from 2017’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies)
6. “Eyes on the Prize” (originally performed at The White House in 2010)
7. “Dark As A Dungeon (originally from the 2017 National Geographic Channel documentary From the Ashes)
8. “Stones in My Passway” (originally from 2003’s Trouble No More)
9. “Wreck of the Old 97” (originally from 2004’s The Rose and The Briar)
10. “I Don’t Know Why I Love You” (originally from 2003’s An Interpretation of Stevie Wonder’s Songs)

 

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