Ol Man River

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The Temptations are an American vocal group known for their success in the 60s and 70s at Motown Records. The group's repertoire has included, during its five-decade career, R&B, doo-wop, funk, disco, soul, and adult contemporary music. Known for their recognizable choreography, distinct harmonies, and flashy onstage suits, the Temptations have been said to be as influential to soul as The Beatles are to pop and rock. more »


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Here we all work 'long the Mississippi Here we all work while the white folk play Pullin' them boats from the dawn till sunset Gettin' no rest till the judgment day Don't look up and don't look down Ya don't dast 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  Ol' Man River, that Ol' Man River 
He must know somepin', 
but he don't say nothin' 
He just keeps rollin', he keeps on rollin' along 
He don't plant taters, and he don't plant cotton 
And them what plants 'em is soon forgotten 
But Ol' Man River, jest keeps rollin' along 
You and me, we sweat and strain 
Bodies all achin' and wracked with pain 
Tote that barge and lift that bale 
Ya get a little drunk and ya lands in ja-ail 
I gets weary and so sick of tryin' 
I'm tired of livin', but I'm feared of dyin' 
And Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' along 

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Written by: Jerome Kern, Oscar Ii Hammerstein

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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