Cypress Grove Song Lyrics

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I would rather be buried in some cypress grove
I would rather be buried in some cypress grove
To have some woman, Lord, that I can't control

And I'm goin' away now, I'm goin' away to stay
And I'm goin' away now, I'm goin' away to stay
That'll be all right, pretty mama, you gonna need my help someday

And the sun goin' down, and you know what your promise means
And the sun goin' down, you know what your promise means
And what's the matter, baby, I can't see

I would rather be dead and six feet in my grave
I would rather be dead and six feet in my grave
Than to be way up here, honey, treated this a-way

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
  • 2 Crow Jane
  • 3 Washington D.C Hospital Center Blues
  • 4 Special Rider Blues
  • 5 Drunken Spree
  • 6 Cherryball
  • 7 How Long
  • 8 All Night Long
  • 9 Cypress Grove
  • 10 Look Down the Road
  • 11 My Gal
  • 12 I'm So Glad


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Jimmy Gaudreau, Lawrence P Klein, Mike Auldridge, T. Michael Coleman, Unknown Pd Writer
    album: Track 9 in album Today!
    release date: 1966
    popularity : 81 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:21

    Album Information

    label: Vanguard Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin