I’m goin’ down to the Cumberland River
In the state of Tennessee
Gonna walk the ground where I spent my childhood
I’m goin’ back back to Dixie.
I spent my life a foot loose drifter
Like a gypsy is I’m a travelin’ man
Can’t find no place where I’m contented
Can’t find no folks I understand
Ain’t got no wife ain’t got no family
At least that is I know about
And if I should die right where I’m standing
No one would know that I’ve checked out
Come drink my wine and take my coffee
You can have my beans they’re in the can
I’m gonna go back to where I started
Gonna end my life a happy man.