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    "Riverboat" Lyrics

    Bill Anderson

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    (Bill Anderson)

    Well, I spent the better part of
    My life on a Mississippi riverboat
    I used to be known from coast to coast
    Ss the slickest gambler afloat.

    I've dealt the cards from Minnesota
    To the harbor at New Orleans
    Made a lotta big money on the riverboat
    Loved a lotta pretty riverboat queens.

    Riverboat, riverboat
    I love your whistle's wail
    I wish I was back on the riverboart
    'Stead of in the Memphis jail.

    --- Instrumental ---

    Well, a big man got on the riverboat
    Our last time in St. Paul
    He had a lotta money but his luck went bad
    And the riverboat won it all.

    He said I dealt from the bottom of the deck
    And he pulled a shiny knife
    But before that gambler lunged at me
    My forty-four took his life.

    Riverboat, riverboat
    I love your whistle's wail
    I wish I was back on the riverboart
    'Stead of in the Memphis jail.

    --- Instrumental ---

    Well, they came on the boat and they
    Took me to jail when we got to Tennessee
    A gamblin' man has very few friends
    Guess nobody cared for me.

    Well, I might be here for a many long years
    But if I ever get out
    I'm gonna head straight for that levee
    And get me a riverboat headin' south.

    Riverboat, riverboat
    I love your whistle's wail
    I wish I was back on the riverboart
    'Stead of in the Memphis jail...
    This song was submitted on October 24th, 2004 and last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Allen Toussaint.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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