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Red River Blues

This song is by Lead Belly and appears on the album Leadbelly Arc & Library Of Congress Recordings, Vol. 1 (1934-1935) (2005).

Tell me which-a way do the Red River run
Tell me which-a way do the Red River run
Ah, some folks say run, and run sun to sun

Lord, there's some folks say, run from sun to sun
Yes, there's some folks say, run from sun to sun
'Way down in Lou'siana, a-where their work was done

Tell me, pretty mama, which-a way you goin'?
Tell me, pretty mama, which-a way you goin'?
If you can't tell me, that's gon' be your ruin

I got up this mornin', arms all around my brown
Yes, I got up this mornin', arms all around my brown
'Cause she told me which-a way the Red River, oh Lord, running down

Would you take a poor roller, oh, slave like me?
Would you take a poor roller, oh, slave like me?
I love my baby, you gonna let me be