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Crossing Muddy Waters

This song is by Counting Crows and appears on the album One More for the Road (2001).

This song is a cover of "Crossing Muddy Waters" by John Hiatt.
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Baby's gone and I don't know why
She let out this morning
Like a rusty shot in a hollow sky
Left me with no warning

Sooner than the dogs could bark
Faster than the sun rose
Down to the banks in an old mule car
She took a flat-boat across the shallows

She left me in my tears to drown
She left a baby daughter
With the rivers wide and deep and brown
She's crossing muddy waters

Tobacco standing in the fields
Be rotten come November
And a bitter heart will not reveal
A spring that love remembers

When that sweet brown girl of mine
Hair black eyes are ravens
We broke the bread and drank the wine
From a jug that she'd been saving

She left me in my tears to drown
She left a baby daughter
With the rivers wide and deep and brown
And she's crossing muddy waters, hey hey hey

Baby's crying and the daylight's gone
That big oak tree is moaning
In rush of wind and rivers song
I can hear my sweetheart moaning

Crying for her baby child
Or crying for her husband
But the rivers running deep and wild
That keeps her from her loved ones

She left me in my tears to drown
She left a baby daughter
Now the rivers wide and deep and brown
And crossing muddy waters

She left me in my tears to drown
She left a baby daughter
Now the rivers wide and deep and brown
And she's crossing muddy waters, hey

And the rivers wide and deep and brown,
She's crossing muddy waters.

Written by:

John Hiatt