Old Black Water

 

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday challenge is to write about a song which has the words Air/Earth/Fire/Water in the lyrics.  The Doobie Brother’s Black Water is from the 1974 album What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits and went to Number 1 in 1975.

It is one of the enduring songs in my teen-aged memories.

Lyrics:

Well, I built me a raft and she’s ready for floatin’

Ol’ Mississippi, she’s callin’ my name

Catfish are jumpin’, that paddle wheel thumpin’

Black water keeps rollin’ on past just the same

Old black water, keep on rollin’

Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?

Old black water, keep on rollin’

Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?

Old black water, keep on rollin’

Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?

Yeah, keep on shinin’ your light

Gonna make everything

Pretty mama, gonna make everything all right

And I ain’t got no worries

‘Cause I ain’t in no hurry at all

Well, if it rains, I don’t care

Don’t make no difference to me

Just take that streetcar that’s goin’ uptown

Yeah, I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland and dance a honky-tonk

And I’ll be buyin’ ev’rybody drinks all ‘roun’

Old black water, keep on rollin’

Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?

Old black water, keep on rollin’

Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?

Old black water, keep on rollin’

Mississippi moon, won’t you keep on shinin’ on me?

Keep on shinin’ your light

Gonna make everything, everything

Gonna make everything all right

And I ain’t got no worries

‘Cause I ain’t in no hurry at all

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland

Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand

(By the hand) hand (take me by the hand) pretty mama

Gonna dance with your daddy all night long

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland

Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand

By the hand, take me by the hand, pretty mama (I wanna honky-tonk, honky-tonk)

Gonna dance with your daddy night long (honky-tonk with you all long)

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland

Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand

By the hand, take me by the hand, pretty mama (I wanna honky-tonk, honky-tonk)

Gonna dance with you all night long (honky-tonk with you all long)

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland

Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand

By the hand, take me by the hand, pretty mama (I wanna honky-tonk, honky-tonk)

Gonna dance with you all night long (honky-tonk with you all long)

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland

Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand

By the hand, take me by the hand, pretty mama (I wanna honky-tonk, honky-tonk)

Gonna dance with you all night long (honky-tonk with you all long)

I’d like to hear some funky Dixieland

Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand

By the hand, take me by the hand, pretty mama (I wanna honky-tonk, honky-tonk)

Gonna dance with you all night long (honky-tonk with you all long)

 

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Patrick Simmons

Black Water lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Warner Chappell Music Inc

 

Padre

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