Old man river, song

Sean Rodden, singing in English
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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 one stream that I long to cross.

Old man river
That old man river
He don't say nothing
But must know something
He just keeps rolling
He keeps on rolling along.

He don’t plant ‘tatoes he don't plant cotton
And them that plants them are soon forgotten
But old man river
He just keeps rolling along.

You and I we sweat and strain
Body all aching and wracked with pain
Tote that barge lift that bale
You get a little drunk
And you land in jail.

I gets weary and sick of trying
I’m tired of living and scared of dying
But old man river
He just keeps rolling along.