"Ol' Man River" lyrics - SCREAMIN' JAY HAWKINS

"Ol' Man River"
(Oscar Hammerstein II / Jerome Kern)

Ol' man river.
That ol' man river.
He don't say nothin'
He don't know nothing
Well he just keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along.
Rollin' along.

He don't plant tators
He don't plant cotton.
And them that plant them
Are soon forgotten
Well he just keeps rolling
He keeps on rolling along

You and I
We sweat and strain.
Body all achin'
And wracked with pain.
Tote that barge.
Lift that bale.
Get a little drunk
And you land in jail.
I get weary
And sick of tryin'
I'm feared of livin'
And I'm scared of dyin'
But ol' man river
He just keeps rollin' along.