Hang Me, Oh Hang Me

Album: Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  • Hang me, oh hand me
    I'll be dead and gone
    Hang me, oh hang me
    I'll be dead and gone
    Wouldn't mind the hanging
    But the layin' in a grave so long, poor boy
    I been all around this world

    I been all 'round cape Gigardeau
    Parts of Arkansas
    All around cape Giradeau
    Parts of Arkansas
    Got so god damn hungry
    I could hide behind a straw, poor boy
    I been all around this world

    Went up on a mountain
    There i made my stand
    Went up on a mountain
    There i made my stand
    Rifle on my shoulder
    And a dagger in my hand, poor boy
    I been all around this world

    So hang me, oh hang me
    I'll be dead and gone
    Hang me, oh hang me
    And i'll be dead and gone
    I wouldn't mind the hanging
    But the layin' in a grave so long, poor boy
    I been all around this world

    Put the rope around my neck
    And hung me up so high
    Put the rope around my neck
    Hung me up so high
    Last words i heard 'em say
    Won't be long now for you die, poor boy
    I been all around this world

    So hang me, oh hang men
    I'll be dead and gone
    Hang me, oh hang me
    I'll be dead and gone
    I wouldn't mind the hanging
    But the layin' in a grave, poor boy
    I been all around this world Writer/s: OSCAR ISAAC, T BONE BURNETT
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group, BMG Rights Management
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