I first heard a cover of Man of Constant Sorrow by Bob Dylan (when he was still acoustic) in the early 1960s. It resonated.  This gangstagrass version still does.

Here are the lyrics from the Foggy Bottom Boys version:

I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

(chorus) In constant sorrow through his days

I am a man of constant sorrow
I’ve seen trouble all my day.
I bid farewell to old Kentucky
The place where I was born and raised.

(chorus) The place where he was born and raised

For six long years I’ve been in trouble
No pleasures here on earth I found
For in this world I’m bound to ramble
I have no friends to help me now.

(chorus) He has no friends to help him now

It’s fare thee well my old lover
I never expect to see you again
For I’m bound to ride that northern railroad
Perhaps I’ll die upon this train.

(chorus) Perhaps he’ll die upon this train.

You can bury me in some deep valley
For many years where I may lay
Then you may learn to love another
While I am sleeping in my grave.

(chorus) While he is sleeping in his grave.

Maybe your friends think I’m just a stranger
My face you’ll never see no more.
But there is one promise that is given
I’ll meet you on God’s golden shore.

(chorus) He’ll meet you on God’s golden shore..

(end ballad)

“For so long I have been pained by troubles in this world and have been burning with lamentation. My six enemies* are never satiated, and I can find no peace.

“Therefore, O giver of shelter, O Supreme Soul, please protect me. O Lord, in the midst of danger I have by good fortune approached Your lotus feet, which are the truth and which thus make one fearless and free of sorrow.”

Srimad Bhagvatam 10.51.57

*”My dear King, a devotee who has taken shelter of the dust from the lotus feet of the Lord can transcend the influence of the six material whips — namely hunger, thirst, lamentation, illusion, old age and death — and he can conquer the mind and five senses.”

Srimad Bhagvatam 5.1.35

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