Chain Gang
Otis Redding Lyrics


That's the sound of the men
They are working on the chain gang
That's the sound of the men
They are working on the chain gang
That's the sound of the men
They are working on the chain gang

All day long they work so hard
Till the sun's comin' down
Workin' on the highways and biways
And wearin' a frown

I hear them moanin' their lives away
And then you hear somebody say

[Chorus]

Hear someone sayin'
Whoa I work, work so hard
See my woman, who I love so dear,
But I, I've got to work right here.

[Chorus]

My, my, my, my, I work so hard
Give me water, I'm thirsty
Whoa I, I work so hard

You hear them moanin' their lives away,
And then you hear somebody say

[Chorus: x2]

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Abkco Music Inc.
Written by: SAM COOKE

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Comments from YouTube:

myswatts

I love the way Otis puts his own swing on it! Sam is good but Otis put a touch on it that no one can touch! Otis was truly the man! 

Warren Doris

Still the greatest soul singer.And that voice! Listen to the groove on the track! And the brass! Best backup band ever!

Stefan Heintjes

found a 'best of otis redding' record for 1Euro in a local secondhand shop. This track has been on repeat for 3 days now. Thanks Otis!

Kerry Rolle

I love both versions

elamite66

No doubt they're both great! I guess maybe it's just a personal choice

Michele Monroe

This man could sing the alphabet and it would sound awesome. I'm so glad...so glad....so glad I had the pleasure of seeing you perform in person. Gone to soon.  Love and miss you Mr. Redding. GOD Bless. RIP.

Louisa Debaes

the King of soul

Tyrell

I love this song..

Joan Gabriel

My one and only OTIS ❤🙏🙏🙏

Super Power Math

this is a great rendition: Great!

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