"Catfish John" lyrics - DICKEY LEE

"Catfish John"

Mama said don't go near that river
Don't be hanging round ole Catfish John
Come the mornin' I'd always be there,
Walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn

Take me back to another home
To a time so long ago
When the sweet magnolias blossomed
Cotton fields as white as snow

Catfish John was a river hobo
Living down by the river's bend
Thinkin' back I still remember
I was proud to be his friend



Born a slavery down in Richmond
Traded for a chestnut mare
Still he never spoke in anger
Though his load was hard to bear

[Chorus 2x]