High Water Everywhere
Well, backwater done rose all around Sumner now, drove me down the line Backwater done rose at Sumner, Drove poor Charley down the line Lord, I'll tell the world the water, Done crept through this town Lord, the whole round country, Lord, river has overflowed Lord, the whole round country, Man, is overflowed You know I can't stay here, I'll go where it's high, boy I would goto the hilly country, But, they got me barred Now, look-a here now at Leland River was risin' high Look-a here boys around Leland tell me, River was raisin' high Boy, it's risin' over there, yeah I'm gonna move to Greenville Fore I leave, goodbye Look-a here the water now, Lordy, Levee Broke, rose most everywhere The water at Greenville and Leland, Lord, it done rose everywhere Boy, you can't never stay here I would go down to Rosedale But, they tell me there's water there Now, the water now, mama, Done took Charley's town Well, they tell me the water, Done took Charley's town Boy, I'm goin' to Vicksburg Well, I'm goin' to Vicksburg, For that high of mine I am goin' up that water, Where lands don't never flow Well, I'm goin' over the hill where, Water, oh don't ever flow Boy, hit Sharkey County and everything was down in Stovall But, that whole county was leavin', Over that Tallahatchie Shore Boy, went to Tallahatchie and got it over there Lord, the water done rushed all over, Down old Jackson road Lord, the water done raised, Over the Jackson road Boy, it starched my clothes I'm goin' back to the hilly country, Won't be worried no more Go to top of page Backwater at Blytheville Backed up all around Backwater at Blytheville, done took Joiner town It was fifty families and children come to sink and drown The water was risin' up at my friend's door The water was risin' up at my friend's door The man said to his women folk, "Lord, we'd better go" The water was risin', got up in my bed Lord, the water was rollin', got up to my bed I thought I would take a trip, Lord, out on the big ice sled Oh, I can hear, Lord, Lord, water upon my door, You know what I mean, look-a here I hear the ice, Lord, Lord, was sinkin' down, I couldn't get no boats there, Marion City gone down So high the water was risin' our men sinkin' down Man, the water was risin' at places all around, Boy, they's all around It was fifty men and children come to sink and drown Oh, Lordy, women and grown men drown Oh, women and children sinkin' down Lord, have mercy I couldn't see nobody's home and wasn't no one to be found
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