Hangman's Blues (Blind Lemon Jefferson)

Hangman's rope is so tough and strong Oh, the hangman's rope is so tough and strong They gonna hang me because I done something wrong I wanna tell you the gallis, Lord's a fearful sight I wanna tell you the gallis, Lord's a fearful sight Hang me in the mornin' and cut me down at night While a mean ol' hangman is waitin' to tighten up that noose Oh, the mean ol' hangman is waitin' to tighten up that noose Lord, I'm so scared, I'm trembling in my shoes Jury heard my case and they said my hand was red ? heard my case and said my hand was red And judge, he sentenced me, be hanging till I'm dead They crowd 'round the courthouse and the time is going fast Oh, they crowd 'round the courthouse and the time is going fast Soon a good-for-nothin' killer is gonna breath his last Lord, I'm almost dyin', gasping for my breath Lord, I'm almost dyin', gasping for my breath And a triflin' woman waiting to celebrate my death