Chain Gang Lyrics

Otis Redding


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: Sam Cooke
album: Track 4 in album The Soul Album
release date: 1966-4-1
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
genres: Funk / Soul
styles: Soul/Rhythm & Blues
length: 3:04

Cover Art

Otis Redding The Soul Album cover art
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That's the sound of the men
They are working on the chain gang
That's the sound of the men
They are working on the chain gang
That's the sound of the men
They are working on the chain gang

All day long they work so hard
Till the sun's comin' down
Workin' on the highways and biways
And wearin' a frown

I hear them moanin' their lives away
And then you hear somebody say

[Chorus]

Hear someone sayin'
Whoa I work, work so hard
See my woman, who I love so dear,
But I, I've got to work right here.

[Chorus]

My, my, my, my, I work so hard
Give me water, I'm thirsty
Whoa I, I work so hard

You hear them moanin' their lives away,
And then you hear somebody say

[Chorus: x2]


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Just One More Day
  • 2 It's Growing
  • 3 Cigarettes and Coffee
  • 4 Chain Gang
  • 5 Nobody Knows You (When You're Down and Out)
  • 6 Good to Me
  • 7 Scratch My Back
  • 8 Treat Her Right
  • 9 Everybody Makes a Mistake
  • 10 Any Ole Way
  • 11 634-5789