Darlin' Cora

Words and Music by :  Fred Brooks

Recording #1 by Harry Belafonte:
Recording date:
Master number: K2PW-1757
Playing time: 3:38
The Belafonte Singers, orchestra conducted by Bob Corman
45 : 47-7491, EPA-9666, 75-520, 45-RCA-1116

Recording #2 by Harry Belafonte:
Recording date: April 19-20, 1959
Playing time: 3:14
45: 6006-45
LP : LSO6006, ADEH28, PL43683, BTA12596, HP-510, 6886805,
Tape: FTO6000, O8S-5002, OQ8-5002
CD: CD6006-2-R, R30P-1001/2, CD12512, GSS5336, B93001, BB61089, RMB75089, GSS5153PD89796, RGMCD071

Also recorded by
Brothers Four CS8833, CS9071, COL6484,
Walter Raim LRP3332
Burl Ives CL6109, CL628, PLATCD1416, 07989-28451-2  
Weavers VCD4-147-150
Wayfarers LPM2735



Wake up, wake up Darlin’ Cora
Wanna see you one more time
The sheriff and his hound dogs a coming
I gotta move on down the line

I don’t know why Darlin’ Cora
Don’t know what the reason can be
But I never had found a single town
Where me and my boss-man agree

I ain’t a man to be played with
I ain’t nobody’s toy
Been working for my pay for a long, long time
How come he still calls me boy

Well I’d rather drink muddy water
And sleep in a hollowed out log
Than to hang around in this old town
And be treated like a dirty dog

Well I whopped that man Darlin’ Cora
And he fell down where he stood
Don’t know if I was wrong Darlin’ Cora
But Lord it sure felt good

If it wasn’t so dark Darlin’ Cora
You’d see tears trickling down my face
It breaks my heart Darlin’ Cora
But I got to leave this place
Wake up, wake up darlin’ Cora