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    "Ol' Man River" Lyrics

    The Temptations

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    Here we all work on the Mississippi
    Here we all work while the rich boys play
    Getting no rest from the dawn till sunset
    Getting no rest till the judgment day

    You don't look up, you don't look down
    You don't dare make the rich boss frown
    Bend your knees and bow your heads
    And tote that barge until you're dead

    Let me go away from the Mississippi
    Let me go away from the rich man's [incomprehensible]
    Show me that stream called the river of Jordan
    That's the old stream that I long to cross

    Ol' Man River, that Ol' Man River
    He don't say nothing, but he must know something
    Ol' Man River, he just keeps rolling along

    He don't plant taters and he don't plant cotton
    And then that planters are soon forgotten
    But Ol' Man River, he just keeps rolling along

    You know, you and me, sometimes we have to we have to sweat
    Sweat and strain, our bodies all aching and wrecked with pain
    Tote that barge, lift that bale, get a little drunk
    And you land, you gotta land, yes you land in jail

    I get weary, oh Lord and so sick of trying
    I'm tired of living and 'fraid of dying
    But Ol' Man River, he just keeps rolling a
    Ol' Man River, he just keeps rolling along
    This song was submitted on December 17th, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Jerome Kern, Oscar II Hammerstein.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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