Robert Earl Keen - Walkin' Cane Lyrics




I got high and I got in jail
I got high and I got in jail
I got high and I got in jail
Weren't nobody to pay my bail
My sins they have overtaken me

Hand me down my walkin' cane
Hand me down my walkin' cane
Hand me down my walkin' cane
I'm a gonna leave on the mornin' train
My sins they have overtaken me

If I die in Tennessee
If I die in Tennessee
If I die in Tennessee
Ship me back by C.O.D.
My sins they have overtaken me

Hand me down my walkin' cane
Hand me down my walkin' cane
Hand me down my walkin' cane
I'm a gonna leave on the mornin' train
My sins they have overtaken me

Hand me down my bottle of corn
Hand me down my bottle of corn
Hand me down my bottle of corn
I'm gonna get drunk as sure as you're born
My sins they have overtaken me

Hand me down my walkin' cane
Hand me down my walkin' cane
Hand me down my walkin' cane
I'm a gonna leave on the mornin' train
My sins they have overtaken me





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  1. Appalachian American

    Greatest song/songwriter in a long while Robert Earl Keen

    Appalachian American

    @Jon Watkins I wasn't aware of that there's a lot of songs like that I suppose two that come to mind are man of constant sorrow & in the woods/in the pines

    Jon Watkins

    @Appalachian American yes indeed - I’m not aware of those two specifically, I will look them up. The history of folk/trad/roots music is fascinating and how many songs written over generations have migrated and morphed and remain strong today.

    Appalachian American

    @Jon Watkins Well I know of two great versions of in the woods/in the pines by lead belly & Kurt cobain of nirvana,there's many many bluegrass versions,man of constant sorrow found popularly again in the movie o brother where art thou,Hoyt axton has some great covers of folk songs also daddy walked in the darkness,& greenback dollar if you look these up you'll discover more you're sure to enjoy

    Jon Watkins

    Thanks for the info - I’m in the UK and part of a thriving “folk” scene, we are always looking for new numbers!

    Appalachian American

    @Jon Watkins awesome keep it up