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Worried Man Blues


"Worried Man Blues" is a folk song in the roots music repertoire. It is catalogued as Roud Folk Song Index No. 4753. Like many folk songs passed by oral tradition, the lyrics vary from version to version, but generally all contain the chorus "It takes a worried man to sing a worried song/It takes a worried man to sing a worried song/I'm worried now, but I won't be worried long." The verses tell the story of a man imprisoned for unknown reasons "I went across the river, and I lay down to sleep/When I woke up, had shackles on my feet", who pines for his lost love, who is "on the train and gone."

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Gwyn Arch : Folksongs from the Wild West : SA(B) : Songbook : 9780571515332 : 12-0571515339

Gwyn Arch : Folksongs from the Wild West

These folk songs from the wild west have been arranged with the younger choir in mind. They are fun arrangements of popular folk songs that are interesting to sing and fairly straightforward to perform. The optional baritone line makes the collection suitable for choirs with a dearth of male voices but equally suitable for boys to sing as their voices change and develop.

Songlist: Worried Man Blues, Red River Valley/The Colorado Trail, Clementine

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Voicing: SA(B) | 40840b | Songbook | $5.80

Roger Emerson : Young Men Sing! : TTB : 01 Songbook : 888680103088 : 154000371X : 00154721

Roger Emerson : Young Men Sing!

Develop enthusiasm and skill with this value packed collection for young men that will add to your repertoire and be fun to rehearse! Includes these classic arrangements: Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, Shoshone Love Song, Sinner Man, This Train, Worried Man Blues.

Songlist: Worried Man Blues, This Train, Rise Up Shepherd And Follow, Sinner Man, Shoshone Love Song

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Voicing: TTB | 4473b | Songbook | $3.95

Individual Folios

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Worried Man Blues : TB : Roger Emerson : Songbook : 00109731 : 884088793968

Roger Emerson : Worried Man Blues

Contemporary harmonies support the well-crafted vocals on this classic from America's folk revival era. The subtle style change between the verse and refrain adds interest. Great for a beginning male chorus!

Arranger: Roger Emerson

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00109731 | Voicetrax CD Available

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