Bruce Springsteen - Pay Me My Money Down Lyrics

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’


  • Credits
    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 : 79 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
    arranger: Bruce Springsteen
    writer: [traditional]
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 828768307427
    script: Latin