Chet Atkins

Old Man River

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Here we all work 'long the Mississippi
Here we all work while the white folk play
Pulling' them boats from the dawn till sunset
Getting no rest till the judgement day
Don't look up and don't look down
You don't dare make the white boss frown
Bend your knees and bow your head
And 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 old stream that I long to cross
Old Man River, that Old Man River
He must know something, but he don't say nothing
He just keeps rolling, he keeps on rolling along
He don't plant taters, and he don't plant cotton
And them what plants 'em is soon forgotten
But Old Man River, jest keeps rolling along
You and me, we sweat and strain
Bodies all aching and wracked with pain
Tote that barge and lift that bale
You get a little drunk and you land in jail
I get weary and so sick of trying
I'm tired of living, but I'm feared of dying
And Old Man River, he just keeps rolling along


Writer/s: KERN, JEROME / HAMMERSTEIN, OSCAR II / BOSWELL, AARON / KRUMEL, CHUCK / ZANETIS, ERIC

Old Man River de Chet Atkins

This song appears in 22 albums


A Session With Chet Atkins
2015

Top 100 Classics - The Very Best of Chet Atkins
2014

100 Chet Atkins
2014

In Three Dimensions (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1955)
2013

A Session With Chet Atkins (Original Album Plus Bonus Tracks 1954)
2013

The Collection, Vol. One 1952-1959
2013

Sessions
2013

Chet Atkins By Chet Atkins
2013

Hits
2012

The Early Nashville Sound - 50 Classic Tracks
2012

Chet Atkins
2011

Pure Guitar
2011

Gods of Country - Chet Atkins
2011

Masterclass, Vol. 2
2011

Legends of Country
2010

Masterclass Bonus Tracks
2010

Pickin' on Country
2010

Arkansaw Traveller
2010

High Rockin' Swing - Part 3 and 4 (1952-1954)
2009

High Rockin' Swing
2009

The Best of the Early Years
2007

The Early Years, CD D: 1954-1955
2007
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