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Johnny Cash
Album: Blood Sweat and Tears
Track: Roughneck

Roughneck Lyrics

(Sheb Wooley)
© '59 Channell Music, ASCAP

Born to be a roughneck I'll never amount to nothin'
Pullin' case and layin' pipe is hard labor

Well I was born in a boomer shack bout a half mile from town
Papa was a driller on a wildcat crew and my mama never was around
I learn to cuss when I was two and fight when I was three
And by the time I was five there was no kid alive could ever get the best of me

Born to be a roughneck...
[ banjo ]
Well I started workin' like a regular man when I was just about knee high
Skinning the knuckles with my two bare hands but they never heard me cry
I remember walkin' down the road and hearin' somebody say
He was born to live a rougneck's life and he's never gonna change his ways

Born to be a roughneck...
Born to be a roughneck...

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