Half as a sermon, craving for heaven after a life of misery. See also: Didn't It Rain.
Eddie Head & His Family [sanctified pater familias from Atlanta as Down On Me]
Josh White [idem]
Dock Reed [John A. Lomax recording]
Mary Pinckney [on Johns Island, South Carolina, a Guy Carawan recording]
Big Brother & The Holding Company [early live version; with a really downhearted Janis Joplin; "...Looks like the whole damn world is down on me"]
Bob Dylan & The Band [Basement tape as Down On Me]
Paul Black [all as Down On Me]
Lightnin' Hopkins' Everybody's Down On Me ('51) was all his own.