Roughneck Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

credits


publisher: ©DOTSON-WOOLEY ENTERTAINMENT
writers: S. Wooley
album: Track 9 in album Blood, Sweat and Tears
release date: 1963
popularity : 35 users have visited this page.
length: 2:12

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Blood, Sweat and Tears cover art

Lyrics

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Born to be a roughneck I'll never amount to nothin'
Pullin' case and layin' pipe is hard labor
Well I was born in a boomer shack bout a half mile from town
Papa was a driller on a wildcat crew and my mama never was around
I learn to cuss when I was two and fight when I was three
And by the time I was five there was no kid alive could ever get the best of me
Born to be a roughneck...
[ banjo ]
Well I started workin' like a regular man when I was just about knee high
Skinning the knuckles with my two bare hands but they never heard me cry
I remember walkin' down the road and hearin' somebody say
He was born to live a rougneck's life and he's never gonna change his ways
Born to be a roughneck...
Born to be a roughneck...

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Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer
  • 2 Tell Him I’m Gone
  • 3 Another Man Done Gone
  • 4 Busted
  • 5 Casey Jones
  • 6 Nine Pound Hammer
  • 7 Chain Gang
  • 8 Waiting for a Train
  • 9 Roughneck