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Ol' Man River Lyrics

Here we all work, on the Mississippi
Here we all work, while the white folk play
Pullin' them boats from the dawn till sunset
Gettin' no rest till the judgment day

Don't look up and don't look down
You don't dare make a white man 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

I know that Ol' Man River, that Ol' Man River
He must know somethin', the man don't say nothin'
I know he just keep on rollin'
I want you to know he keeps on rollin' along

He don't plant tatters, he don't plant cotton
And them folk they plant 'em
I want you to know they're soon forgotten
But Ol' Man River, somehow he just keep on rollin', rollin' along

You and me, we got to sweat and strain
Body's all achin' and racked with pain
Tote that barge, somebody said, "Lift that bail"
You drink a little scotch, I want you to know, you gonna land in jail

You know I get weary and so sick of trying
I'm tired of livin', but I'm scared, I'm scared of dyin'
But that Ol' Man and the river, I say he just
The man just keep rollin' on [Incomprehensible]

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Ray Charles - Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection

  1. Confession Blues - The Maxin Trio
  2. Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand - Ray Charles Trio
  3. Kissa Me Baby
  4. It Should've Been Me
  5. I've Got A Woman
  6. What'd I Say Parts l & ll
  7. My Baby! (I Love Her, Yes I Do)
  8. Sticks And Stones
  9. I Wonder
  10. Them That Got
  11. Ruby
  12. Hardhearted Hannah
  13. The Danger Zone
  14. But On The Other Hand Baby
  15. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Ray Charles/Betty Carter
  16. At The Club
  17. Hid 'Nor Hair
  18. Your Cheating Heart
  19. Take These Chains From My Heart
  20. The Brightest Smile In Town
  21. Without Love (There Is Nothing)
  22. Ol' Man River
  23. Smack Dab In The Middle
  24. Makin' Whoopee
  25. Without A Song (Parts 1 & 2)
  26. The Cincinnati Kid
  27. I Chose To Sing The Blues
  28. Together Again
  29. Yesterday
  30. Understanding
  31. Drifting Blues
  32. In The Heat Of The Night
  33. Gee, Baby Ain't I Good To You
  34. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  35. If It Wasn't For Bad Luck - Ray Charles/Jimmy Lewis
  36. We Can Make It
  37. Con't Change On Me
  38. Feel So Bad
  39. Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma
  40. Spirit In The Dark (Reprise) - Ray CharlesAretha Franklin
  41. Booty Butt
  42. I Can Make It Thru The Days (But Oh Those Lonely..
  43. America The Beautiful/ (Hidden Track)Coca Cola Commercial
  44. Living For The City
  45. Till There Was You
  46. How Long Has This Been Going On
  47. The Jealous Kind
  48. Is There Anyone Out There?
  49. Don't You Love Me Anymore?
  50. One Of These Days
  51. Seven Spanish Angels - Ray Charles/Willie Nelson
  52. We Didn't See A Thing - Ray Charles/George Jones
  53. Two Old Cats Like Us - Ray Charles/Hank Williams, Jr.
  54. Shake Your Tallfeather - Ray Charles/The Blues Brothers
  55. I'll Be Good To You - Quincy Jones
  56. That's Where It's At - Lou Rawls/Ray Charles
  57. Still Crazy After All These Years/ (Hidden Track)Olympia Beer Commercial