Who Sang Gallows Pole? Neil Young with Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse Americana cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2012-6-4
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 4:16
producer: John Hanlon and Neil Young
mixer: John Hanlon
engineer: John Hanlon
recording engineer: John Hanlon
arranger: Odetta Holmes
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]
Hangman, hangman, slack your rope
Slack it for a while,
I think I see my poppa coming,
Riding a many mile

Poppa, did you bring me silver?
Poppa, did you bring me gold?
Did you come to see me hang
By the gallows pole?

Ain´t bring no silver,
Ain´t bring no gold,
I came to see you hangin', boy
By the gallows pole?

Hangman, hangman, slack your rope
Slack it for a while,
I think I see my mamma coming,
She's riding a many mile

Mamma, did you bring me silver?
Mamma, did you bring me gold?
Did you come to see me hang
By that gallows pole?

Ain´t bring you any silver,
Wouldn't bring you any gold,
I came to see you hangin', child
By the gallows pole

Hangman, hangman, slack your rope
Slack it for a while,
I think I see my sweetheart,
She's riding a many mile

Honey, did you bring me silver?
Honey, did you bring me gold?
Did you come to see me hang
By the gallows pole

Brought you a little silver,
I brought you a little gold,
Didn't come to see yo hangin',
By that gallows pole

Brought you a little silver,
I brought you a little gold,
Didn't come to see yo hangin',
By that gallows pole

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Oh Susannah
  • 2 Clementine
  • 3 Tom Dula
  • 4 Gallows Pole
  • 5 Get a Job
  • 6 Travel On
  • 7 High Flyin' Bird
  • 8 Jesus' Chariot
  • 9 This Land Is Your Land
  • 10 Wayfarin' Stranger
  • 11 God Save the Queen