Pay Me My Money Down Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Peter Seeger, Traditional
album: No. 11 track in album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
release date: 2006-4-24
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length: 4:33
trombone: Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg
saxophone: Eddie Manion
accordion: Charlie Giordano
organ: Charlie Giordano
Hammond organ: Charlie Giordano, Bruce Springsteen
piano: Charlie Giordano, Bruce Springsteen
double bass: Jeremy Chatzky
harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
mandolin: Bruce Springsteen
percussion: Bruce Springsteen, Larry Eagle
guitar: Bruce Springsteen, Frank Bruno
tambourine: Bruce Springsteen
drums: Larry Eagle
banjo: Mark Clifford
violin: Sam Bardfeld, Soozie Tyrell
trumpet: Mark Pender
mix: Bob Clearmountain
assistant mix: Brandon Duncan
recording: Toby Scott
assistant recording: Kevin Buell, Ross Peterson
background vocals: Soozie Tyrell, Mark Clifford, Eddie Manion, Bruce Springsteen, Jeremy Chatzky, Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, Larry Eagle, Sam Bardfeld, Frank Bruno, Patti Scialfa, Mark Pender
lead vocals: Bruce Springsteen

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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

  • 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’