Ol' Man River
Here we all work 'long the Mississippi Here we all work while the white boys play Gettin' no rest from the dawn till sunset Gettin' no rest till the judgement day You don't look up, you don't look down You don't dare make the rich boss frown Bend your knees and bow your head And tote that barge until you're dead Let me go 'way from the Mississippi Let me go 'way from the rich 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 don't say nothin', but he must know somethin' Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' along He don't plant taters And he don't plant cotton And then what plants 'em, are soon forgotten But Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' along You know, you and me Sometimes we have to we have to sweat, sweat and strain Our bodies all achin' and wracked with pain Tote that barge, lift that bale, you get a little drunk And you land, you gotta land, yes you land, in jail Oh I get weary and so sick of tryin' I'm tired of livin', and fraid of dyin' But Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' ah Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' along, ooh
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