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I'm Troubled

A meeting is a pleasure and a 4 parting is 1 grief
But a false-hearted lover is 5 worse than a 1 thief
A thief can but rob you, and 4 take what you 1 save
But a false-hearted lover, take 5 you to your 1 grave

I'm troubled, I'm troubled, I'm 4 troubled in 1 mind
If trouble don't kill me, I'll 5 live a long 1 time

The grave will decay you, and turn you to dust
Ain't a girl in a million that a poor boy can trust
They'll hug you, they'll kiss you, they'll tell you more lies
Then the cross-ties on the railroad, or the stars in the sky

I'm going to Georgia, I'm going to roam
I'm going to Georgia, gonna make it my home
Gonna build me a cabin, on a mountain so high
Where the wild birds can't see me, or hear my sad cry

I'm sad and I'm lonely, my true love has said
That she loves another, Lord, I wish I was dead
My cheeks were as red as the red blooming rose
But now they're as pale as the lily that grows

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Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.