Standin' outside, y'all It's raining, children Gettin' soaking wet And it's raining, y'all Been put out, y'all Nowhere to go, children People all ask me, son Tell me what's wrong with you Tell 'em I've been sick, y'all, yeah Yes, I've been sick, children, yeah
My baby got me In a terrible shape Lord, she got me sufferin' With a headache, yeah
Lord, pain in my heart workin' Dragging my feet, y'all Twelve long days, children Had a bite to eat now y'all want to know, yeah Tell me what's wrong with me Said I've been sick, y'all, yeah Tell you I'm sick, y'all, yeah
Now no doctor's medicine Will do me no good Lord have mercy, children I wished it would, yeah
Somebody, sick, bad shape Pain, children, tremblin', y'all Legs are tremblin', Lord Hands are tied Feel like I got a headache Right here in my side Heart's turning over Beating like a drum, y'all Tom tom tom, yeah Heart's keep a beating, baby Now what's wrong with me Tell y'all I'm sick, y'all Said I'm sick, y'all Got me in a terrible shape Yeah honey
Sufferin', children Lord, I'm tired of it, honey Rain is cold, children Burnin' my side, y'all Standing on the outside Water in my shoes, children She got me suffering, baby Oh that's bad news, man She got me moaning, y'all Troubles out calm, yeah She got me startin' to think Where did I come from, y'all Tell you I've been sick, y'all Yeah, I've been sick, y'all Everybody want to know.