Ol' Man River

Frank Sinatra

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 until 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 don't say nothin', but must know somepin'

He just keeps rollin', and keeps on rollin' along

He don't plant cotton, he don't plant taters
And them what plants 'em is soon forgotten
But Ol' Man River, just 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 get 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

Written by: Jerome Kern / Oscar Hammerstein II
Sent by Mauro. Revised by 2 people.
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