Short Life of Trouble

Carolina Chocolate Drops on stage. Music starts half way through.

Key of C, waltz tempo, lots of words.


Short life of trouble A few more words to part Short life of trouble, dear girl Poor boy with a broken heart
Remember what you promised Not more than a week a-go You promised that you'd marry me Standing in your mama's back door
Now you've broken your promise Go marry who you may For this old world's so big and so wide I'll ramble back some day
Now you've gone and left me And I don't know what to do I'd give this world and half of my life Just to be married to you
I hear the train a-comin' I hear the whistle blow I'd rather be dead in some lonesome graveyard Than to see my darling go
My right foot's on the platform My left foot's on the train I'm leaving you and this lonesome old town Never to return again