Song Name: Sister, Oh Sister

Songwriter: Jeff Burton

Copyright: 2014

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Lyrics:

Sister O sister

(I said) Sister, O sister, tell me why do you weep
(She said) I'm never gonna see my love anymore
'Cause she's lying in the grave asleep
She's lying in the grave asleep
She took herself off to a foreign land
And she died by the side of the road
So here I stand with my head in my hand
From carrying this heavy load, O Lord
From carrying this heavy load

(I said) Mother, O mother, tell me why do you moan
(She said) I used to have my own true love
But now that man has flown
Now that man has flown
There's rocks and thorns
Growing in my heart
From the bitter tears I have sewed
So here I stand with my head in my hand
From carrying this heavy load, O Lord
From carrying this heavy load

(I said) Daughter, O daughter, tell me why do you cry
(She said) I just want to know why it is so
That men will often lie
That men will often lie
They told me I could do anything
If I did what I was told
So here I stand with my head in my hand
From carrying this heavy load, O Lord
From carrying this heavy load

(I said) Woman, O woman, tell me why do you mourn
(She said) My way was laid out and set in the ground
Before I was ever born, O Lord
Before I was ever born
But I'm gonna break these shackles
I'm gonna claim back what I am owed
And there'll be more standing with my head in my hand
Gonna shake off this heavy load, O Lord
Gonna shake off this heavy load