Bobby Bare Tom Dooley Lyrics

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CD 1
  • 1 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way)
  • 2 John Hardy
  • 3 Boll Weevil
  • 4 Farewell Angelina
  • 5 House of the Rising Sun
  • 6 Lookout Mountain
  • 7 I Was Drunk
  • 8 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • 9 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 10 I Was a Young Man Once
  • 11 Banks of the Ohio
  • 12 Shenandoah
  • 13 Woody
  • 14 Tennesse Stud
  • 15 Tom Dooley
  • 16 The Devil and Billy Markham
  • Been many song written about the eternal trying
    The song about a mystic relation
    A beautiful woman named Laurie and a condemned man by the name of Tom Dooley

    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Hang down your head and cry
    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Poor boy, you're bound to die.

    Met her on the mountains
    There I took her life
    Met her on the mountains
    Stabbed her with my knife

    Took her on the hillside
    As God almighty knows
    Took her on the hillside
    That’s where I hid her clothes

    Why don’t you hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Hang down your head and cry
    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Poor boy, you're bound to die.

    I dug a grave five feet long
    I dug it 3 feet deep
    Rolled the cold clay over her
    And stumped it with your feet.

    Baby this time tomorrow
    Reckon where I’ll be
    If it had not been for Grace
    I’da been here in Tennessee

    You ought to hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Hang down your head and cry
    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Poor boy, you're bound to die.

    This time tomorrow
    Reckon where I’ll be
    Down in some lonesome valley
    Hanging from a white oak tree, yea

    But if Tom Dooley was hung for the murder of Laurie Foster
    Then we’re scouting North Carolina at sunrise
    23rd, 1868, have a nice day Tom

    Oh you should hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Hang down your head and cry
    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Poor boy, you're bound to die.

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