[G] In constant  
[D] sorrow all through his  
[G] days 

[G] I am a man of constant  
[C] sorrow 

I’ve seen  
[D] trouble  
[D7] all my  
[G] days. 

[G] I bid farewell to old  
[C] Kentucky 

The place where  
[D] I  
[D7] was born and  
[G] raised. 

(The place where  
[D] he was  
[D7] born and  
[G] raised. ) 

[G] For six long years I’ve been in  
[C] trouble 

No pleasure  
[D] here  
[D7] on earth I’ve  
[G] found. 

[G] For in this world I’m bound to  
[C] ramble 

I have no  
[D] friends  
[D7] to help me  
[G] now. 

(He has no  
[D] friends  
[D7] to help him  
[G] now. ) 

[G] It’s fare thee well my own true  
[C] lover 

I never  
[D] expect  
[D7] to see you  
[G] again. 

[G] For I’m bound to ride that Northern  
[C] railroad 

Perhaps I’ll  
[D] die  
[D7] upon this  
[G] train. 

(Perhaps he’ll  
[D] die  
[D7] upon that  
[G] train. ) 

[G] You can bury me in some deep  
[C] valley 

For many  
[D] years  
[D7] where I may  
[G] lay. 

[G] Then you may learn to love  
[C] another 

While I am  
[D] sleeping  
[D7] in my  
[G] grave. 

(While he is  
[D] sleeping  
[D7] in his  
[G] grave. ) 

[G] Maybe your friends think I’m just a  
[C] stranger 

My face you  
[D] never  
[D7] will see  
[G] again. 

[G] But there is one promise that is  
[C] given, 

I’ll meet you  
[D] on  
[D7] God’s golden  
[G] shore. 

( He’ll meet you  
[D] on  
[D7] God’s golden  
[G] shore. )