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    "Ol' Man River [From Show Boat]" Lyrics

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    Dere's an ol' man called de Mississippi
    Dat's de ol' man dat I'd like to be
    What does he care if de world's got troubles
    What does he care if de land ain't free

    Ol' man river, dat ol' man river
    He mus' know sumpin', but don't say nuthin'
    He jes' keeps rollin'
    He keeps on rollin' along

    He don' plant taters, he don't plant cotton
    An' dem dat plants' em is soon forgotten
    But ol'man river
    He jes' keeps rollin' along

    You an' me, we sweat an' strain
    Body all achin' an' wracked wid pain,
    Tote dat barge! Lif' dat bale!
    Git a little drunk an' you lands in jail

    Ah gits weary an' sick of tryin'
    Ah'm tired of livin' an' skeered of dyin'
    But ol' man river
    He jes' keeps rolling' along

    Niggers all work on de Mississippi**
    Niggers all work while de white folks play**
    Pullin' dose boats from de dawn to sunset
    Gittin' no rest till de judgement day

    (Don't look up an' don't look down)
    (You don' dar'st make de white boss frown)
    (Bend your knees an' bow your head)
    (An' pull dat rope until you're dead)

    Let me go 'way from the Mississippi
    Let me go 'way from de white man boss
    Show me dat stream called de river Jordan
    Dat's de ol' stream dat I long to cross

    (Ol' man river, dat ol' man river)
    (He mus' know sumpin', but don't say nothin')
    (He just keeps rollin')
    (He keeps on rollin' along)

    Long, low river
    Forever keeps rollin'

    (Don' plant taters, he don' plant cotton)
    (And dem dat plants' em is soon forgotten)
    (But ol' man river
    (He jes' keeps rollin' along)

    Long low river
    Keeps singin' dis song

    You an' me, we sweat an' strain
    Body all achin' and wracked wid pain
    Tote dat barge! Lift dat bale!
    Git a little drunk and ya lands in jail

    Ah gits weary an' sick o' tryin'
    Ah'm tired o livin' an' skeered o' dyin'
    But ol' man river
    He jes' keeps rollin' along!
    This song was submitted on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING,.
    Written by Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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