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Short Life of Trouble

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