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Roughneck Lyrics

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: Blood, Sweat, And Tears

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...
Comments/Interpretations
by Max Etchason on 11/9/2009 10:08pm
I believe Sheb Wooley wrote the lyrics for Born to be a roughneck,
not Johnny Cash
by robert black tor canada on 8/21/2010 9:51pm
johnny cash had that VOICE for the words harrrrrd labourall song from ride this train class a music
by CHRIS GRAYSON on 2/13/2011 8:10pm
US BOYS IN LOUISIANA LIVE LIFE BY THIS SONG


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