High Water Everywhere

Joe Bonamassa

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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 

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 

Fore I leave, goodbye 
Look-a here the water now, Lordy, 

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 

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 

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 

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 
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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