SOUND OF THE CHAIN GANG

By: chesshirecat

Apr 19 2011

Category: Uncategorized

3 Comments


Lyrics to Sam Cooks “CHAIN GANG”

All day long they work so hard
Till the sun is goin’ down
Working on the highways and byways
And wearing, wearing a frown
You hear them moanin’ their lives away
Then you hear somebody sa-ay

That’s the sound of the men working on the chain ga-a-ang
That’s the sound of the men working on the chain gang

Can’t ya hear them singin’
Mm, I’m goin’ home one of these days
I’m goin’ home see my woman
Whom I love so dear
But meanwhile I got to work right he-ere

(Well, don’t you know)
That’s the sound of the men working on the chain ga-a-ang
That’s the sound of the men working on the chain gang

All day long they’re singin’, mm
My, my, my, my, my, my, my, my, my work is so hard
Give me water, I’m thirsty
My work is so hard

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3 comments on “SOUND OF THE CHAIN GANG”

  1. That is one great song. I love the way you’ve composed this photo — the sign to the side, yet no workers.. Alienation at its best.

  2. I want a picture of the actual chain gang! (Actually, I think I’d be nervous driving past a bunch of convicted criminals… unless it’s white collar crime.)

    • It was sunday, the workers were not out. Some how the signage was forgotten on the last work day. I thought “man I wish I had a 4 wheeler, I’d love to have this sign.”


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