James River Blues

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Old Crow Medicine Show is an Americana string band based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their music has been called old-time, bluegrass, folk, and alt-country. Along with original songs, the band performs many pre-World War II blues and folk songs. Recording since 1998, they have released four studio albums—O.C.M.S. (2004), Big Iron World (2006), Tennessee Pusher (2008), and Carry Me Back (2012). Their song "Wagon Wheel", co-authored with Bob Dylan, was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in November 2011 and has been covered by a number of acts, including Darius Rucker. more »

I just heard the awful news 
I could steer around the rocks 
But they're bustin' down the docks 

James River blues 
That train came on through 
And the world's gotten slow 
So wheres a boat man to go 

I think I'll float on down 
To Richmond town 
They don't need us anymore 
Hauling freight from shore to shore 
That big iron hauls much more 
Than we ever could before 

I've see good men going wrong 
I've seen bad ones get it right 
As that river rolls along 
I'll be steppin' out tonight 

On the cool flow 
Floatin' down down below 
The bridge till the water's edge 
From the ridge to the ledge 
From the hills to the sea 
I'll become a memory 
James River blues 
James River blues 
James River blues


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James River Blues