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Song title: Pay me my money down


Pay me my money down

I though I heard the Captain say,
Pay me my money down,
Tomorrow is our sailing day,
Pay me my money down
pay me, pay me,pay me my money down,
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Soon as the boat was clear of the bar
Pay me my money down
He knocked me down with a spar
Pay me my money down
Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down,
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Well if I'd been a rich man's son
Pay me my money down
I'd sit on the river and watch 'er run
Pay me my money down
Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Well I wish I was Mr. Gates
Pay me my money down
They'd haul my money in, in crates
Pay me my money down
Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Well 40 days and nights at sea
Pay me my money down
Captain worked every last dollar out of me
Pay my money down
Pay me, pay me, pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down
Pay me, pay me Pay me my money down Pay me or go to jail Pay me my money down Pay me, pay me Pay me my money down Pay me or go to jail Pay me my money down


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 20/03/2006 Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park,NJ ,USA
Last known live performance: 03/05/2014 Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans,LA ,USA

Song 'history':


Played during the rehearsals for the We shall overcome / The Seeger session tour, in Mar/Apr 2006.
Published on the 'WE SHALL OVERCOME - THE SEEGER SESSIONS' Album, released in April 2006.
A real milestone of each setlist of the The Seeger Session tour
Played during the Wrecking Ball tour (24 times)
During the High Hopes tour, the song was played less than a dozen times

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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