Like a blue bird with his heart removed, lonely as a train I've run just as far as I can run If I never see the good old days shinin' in the sun I'll be doin' fine and then some
[Chorus] How long, how long Woman will you weep How long, how long Rock yourself to sleep
Well I been doin' time in lonesome prison, where the sun don't shine Just outside, the freedom river runs Out there in that shiny night, with blood hounds on your mind Don't you know it's the same sad situation?
Everybody feels alright you know, I heard some poor fool say (Somebody Ooooo) Everyone is out there on the loose Well I wish I lived in the land of fools, no one knew my name But what you get is not quite what you choose
Tell me, how long, how long Woman will you weep How long, how long Rock yourself to sleep
How long, how long (long and drawn out) Muddy River runs so deep How long, how long (long and drawn out) Good night baby, rock yourself to sleep, Sleep tight baby, rock yourself to sleep, Be-be-be Bye bye baby, Rock yourself to sleep