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    "Ol' Man River" Lyrics

    Jane Siberry

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    Here we all work 'long the Mississippi
    Here we all work while the white folks play
    Pullin' them boats from the dawn 'til sunset
    Gettin' no rest 'til the judgment day

    Don't look up, don't look down
    You don't dare make the bossman frown
    Bend your knees, bow your head
    Pull that rope until you're dead

    Let me go 'way from the Mississippi
    Let me go 'way from the white man boss
    Show me that stream called the River Jordan
    That's the ol' stream that I long to cross

    Ol' Man River, that Ol' Man River
    He don't say nothin', but he must know somethin'
    He just keeps rollin', he keeps on rollin' along

    He don't plant taters and he don't plant cotton
    And then what plants 'em are soon forgotten
    But Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' along

    You and me, we sweat and strain
    Body all achin' and racked with pain
    Tote that barge and lift that bale
    You get a little drunk and you land in jail

    I gets weary and sick of tryin'
    I'm tired of living but I'm scared of dyin'
    And Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' along

    Ol' Man River, that Ol' Man River
    He don't say nothin', but he must know somethin'
    He just keeps rollin', he keeps on rollin' along
    This song was submitted on November 9th, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING,.
    Written by Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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