Since I lose my man.
Ole Man Sorrow sittin' by de fireplace,
Lyin' all night long by me in de bed.
Tellin' me de same thing mornin', noon an' eb'nin'
That I'm all alone now since my man is dead. Ah-
Since my man is dead!
How de saucer stan' now, my sister?
There ain't but fifteen dollar.
Hum! Can't bury him for fifteen dollar.
He got to be buried tomorrow or the board of health will
take him and give him to the medical students.
Life is hard, brudder, but we all got to live.
It cos' money for to bury a grown man.
Oh, for Gawd sake, bury him in the grave yard...Don't let
the students take him to cut up an' scatter. I goin' to work
on Monday, an' I swear to Gawd, I goin' pay you ev'ry cent.
All right, sister, wit the box an' one carriage, it'll cos' me
more'n twenty-five, but I'll see you through.
Jesus bless you, my brudder.
You can all be ready tomorrow mornin'. It's a long trip to
Oh, he's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone, gone