LYRICS

Roll On Buddy

Roll on buddy roll on
Roll on buddy roll on
You wouldn't roll so slow if you knew what I know
Roll on buddy roll on

I got a home in Tennessee
I got a home in Tennessee
I got a home in sunny Tennessee
Roll on buddy roll on

Kempie wants a nine dollar shawl
Kempie wants a nine dollar shawl
I come over the hill with a twenty dollar bill
And ask baby where you been so long

Baby where you been so long
Yeah baby where you been so long
Well I been in the pen with the rough and rowdy men
And asked baby where you been so long

And I never liked no railroad man
I never liked no railroad man
Cause railroad man will kill you if he can
Drink down your blood like wine

Baby where’d you stay last night
Baby where’d you stay last night
Well I slept in the pen with the rough and rowdy men
Baby where’d you stay last night

Roll on buddy roll on
Roll on buddy roll on
You wouldn't roll so slow if you knew what I know
And that's roll on buddy roll on

Traditional, adapted & arranged by Jack Elliott & Derroll Adams

The Rambling Boys
Roll On Buddy
Riding In Folkland
Ramblin' Jack