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​Big River

This song is by Grateful Dead and appears on the album Steal Your Face (1976) and on the live album Dick's Picks, Volume 31 (2004).

Well, I taught that weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
Taught the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
Tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river
And I'm a-gonna sit right here until I die

I met her accidentally in St. Paul, Minnesota
She tore me up everything I heard her drawl, that southern drawl
Well I heard my dream went back downstream, cavorting in Davenport
And I follow you big river when you called

I taught that weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
Taught the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
Tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river
And I'm a-gonna sit right here until I die

Well, I followed her down to St. Louie, later on down the river
Trader said she's been here but she's gone, boy, she's gone
Well, I followed her down to Memphis but she just walked off the bus
She raised a few eyebrows and she went on down alone

I taught that weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
Taught the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
Tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river
And I'm a-gonna sit right here until I die

Well, I've gotten on down to Baton Rouge, River Queen roll on
Take that woman down to New Orleans, New Orleans
I give up, I've had enough, followed my blues on down to the gulf
She loves you big river more than me

I taught that weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
Taught the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
Tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river
And I'm a-gonna sit right here until I die

Well, I taught that weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
Taught the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
Tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river
And I'm a-gonna sit right here until I die

Yeah, I'm a-gonna sit right here until I die
Yeah, I'm a-gonna sit right here until I die