From Jerry Silverman "Folkblues" 1968
Winnsboro Cotton Mill blues (some of the same words as was in Cotton Mill girls)
(D)Old man Sargent, sittin' at the desk,
The dammed old fool won't (E7)give us no rest(A7)-(Em)
He'd take the nickels off a dead man's eyes,
To(A7)buy a Coca Cola and an Eskimo Pie.
I got the (D) blues, I got the blues, I got the Winnsbr'o Cotton Mill blues(D7)
(G)Lordy, Lordy, (Gm)spoolin's hard.
(D)You know and I know, I don't have to tell,
You work for Tom Watson, got to work like hell.
I got the (D)blues, I got the blues,
I got the B7)Winns(E7)b'ro(A7)Cotton Mill Blues(D)(Bflat7)
(A7): When I die, dont bury me at all,
Just hang me up on the spool room wall.
Place a knotter in my right hand,
So I can keep on spoolin' in the promised land.
When I die, don't bury me deep,
Bury me down on 600 Street.
Place a bobbin in each hand,
So I can doff in the promised land.