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    Ol' Man River

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    Ol' Man River
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      About "Ol' Man River"

      Lyrics for Rosemary Clooney - "Ol' Man River"

      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

      Here we all work on de Mississippi
      Here we 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!

      SONGWRITERS:
      BUTLER, HERBERT/GIVENS, OTHA LEE/JOHNSON, TONY LEE /
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