I've got the mean old miseries in my soul,
I went to the river, but the water's too cold,
I've walked the floor 'till I've wore out my shoes,
Lord they're killin' me, I mean them low down blues.
Lord I never knew a man could feel so bad,
I never knew livin' could be so sad,
All I do is set and cry,
Lord I'd have to get better, before I could die.