Throw My Bucket Down

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

[Any help with the lyrics gratefully received]

I crawl up to the [man], please don't ask me why
I take my bucket with me to get closer to the sky
With the clouds below me, the words rang out around
Tears of glory on my face, I throw my bucket down

Throw down, throw down, I throw my bucket down
Throw down, throw down, I throw my bucket down
I've been all around the world and thrown my bucket down

[? Texarkan], Alabama bound
Looking for a better place than I have ever found
Keeping pace with midnight, till morning hit the ground
Standing 'gainst the human race and throw my bucket down

Throw down, throw down, I throw my bucket down
Throw down, throw down, I throw my bucket down
I've been all around the world and thrown my bucket down

Arizona overcoat, two dollars and a map
I find myself behind myself and closing on me fast
Extending [sums to chatter, from meaning] on the town
[Reporting] out another place to throw my bucket down

Throw down, throw down, I throw my bucket down
Throw down, throw down, I throw my bucket down
I've been all around the world and thrown my bucket down

Throw down, throw down, I throw my bucket down
I've been all around the world and thrown my bucket down
I've been all around the world and thrown my bucket down
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2013 Black Roses Jim Laudersale

 


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