Pay Me My Money Down Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Rupert Christie, Michael William Hawkins, John Leonard Mcdonnell, John Anthony Brown, Jonathan Robert Cleave, Christopher John Lethbridge, Trevor Frederick Grills, Julian Nicholas Brown, Nigel Sherratt, Jeremy David Brown, Richard Peter Rowe, Rose Prince, Louise Brown
album: Track 11 in album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
release date: 2006-4-24
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
length: 4:33
trumpet: Mark Pender
double bass: Jeremy Chatzky
mixer: Bob Clearmountain
recorded by: Toby Scott
violin: Soozie Tyrell and Sam Bardfeld
background vocals: Jeremy Chatzky, Eddie Manion, Larry Eagle, Mark Clifford, Frank Bruno, Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, Sam Bardfeld, Patti Scialfa, Mark Pender and Soozie Tyrell
guitar: Frank Bruno
percussion & drums: Larry Eagle
saxophone: Eddie Manion
trombone: Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg
banjo: Mark Clifford
lead vocals & background vocals: Bruce Springsteen
assistant mixer: Brandon Duncan
assistant recorded by: Kevin Buell and Ross Peterson
piano & Hammond organ & organ & accordion: Charlie Giordano
tambourine & harmonica & guitar & piano & Hammond organ & percussion & mandolin: Bruce Springsteen
writer: [traditional]
arranger: Bruce Springsteen

Cover Art

Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions cover art
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I thought I heard the captain say
Pay me my money down
Tomorrow is our sailing day
Pay me my money down
Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Soon as that boat cleared the bar
Pay me my money down
He knocked me down with a spar
Pay me my money down
Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Well if I'd been a rich man's son
Pay me my money down
I'd sit on the river and watch 'er run
Pay me my money down
Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Well I wish I was Mr. Gates
Pay me my money down
They'd haul my my money in, in crates
Pay me my money down
Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Well forty days and nights at sea
Pay me my money down
Captain worked every last dollar out of me
Pay me my money down
Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Old Dan Tucker
  • 2 Jesse James
  • 3 Mrs. McGrath
  • 4 O Mary Don’t You Weep
  • 5 John Henry
  • 6 Erie Canal
  • 7 Jacob’s Ladder
  • 8 My Oklahoma Home
  • 9 Eyes on the Prize
  • 10 Shenandoah
  • 11 Pay Me My Money Down
  • 12 We Shall Overcome
  • 13 Froggie Went a Courtin’