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Big River

This song is by Johnny Cash and appears…

This song has been covered by Hank Williams, Jr. under the title "Big River".
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Big River
Well I taught the weeping willow how to cry,
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River.
And I'm gonna sit right here until I die.

I met her accidentally in St. Paul (Minnesota).
And it tore me up everytime I heard her drawl, Southern drawl.
Then I heard my dream was back Downstream cavortin' in Davenport,
And I followed you, Big River, when you called.

Well you took me to St. Louis later on (down the river).
A freighter said she's been here but she's gone, boy, she's gone.
I found her trail in Memphis, but she just walked up the block.
She raised a few eyebrows and then she went on down alone.

Now, won't you batter down by Baton Rouge, River Queen, roll it on.
Take that woman on down to New Orleans, New Orleans.
Go on, I've had enough, dump my blues down in the gulf.
She loves you, Big River, more than me.

Well I taught that weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
And I showed the cloud how to cover up a clear blue sky.
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River.
And I don't care if I sit here till die