Breedloves's Folk Songs


This is often listed as “traditional song” but is a jazz standard originally written by
Richard M Jones in the early years of the 20th century. It has been covered by a huge
range of jazz, blues, rock and country performers. Other titles for this song are “I’m
Troubled” “Trouble Coming” and “Looking For Trouble”.
I’m troubled in mind, I’m blue
But I won’t be blue always
You know the sun gonna shine
On my back door some day
I’m going down to the river
Take my old rockin’ chair
If the blues don’t take me
Gonna rock away from here
I’m gonna lay my head
On some lonesome railroad line
And let the two nineteen
Satisfy my troubled mind
You know the sun gonna shine
In my backdoor some day

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