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​Catfish John

This song is by Dickey Lee and appears on the album Ashes Of Love (1972).

Catfish john
G C
CHORUS: Mama said don't go near that river
G D
Don't be hanging round ole Catfish John
G C
Come the mornin' I'd always be there,
G D G
Walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn
G C G C G
V1: Take me back to another home to a time so long ago
C G D G
When the sweet magnolias blossomed cotton fields as white as snow

V2: 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

(instrumental)

V 3: 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 and tag