DEEP RIVER BLUES

Singer - Janet Bean

Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook: Volume 1

Recording - Free Music Archive

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Converted from original, with addition of lyrics


A blues song with 6 lines for each verse.

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Let it rain, let it pour,

Let it rain a whole lot more,

'Cause I’ve got them deep river blues.

Let the rain drive right on,

Let the waves sweep me along,

'Cause I’ve got them deep river blues.


My old gal's a good pal,

She looks just like a water fowl,

When I’ve got them deep river blues.

Ain't no one to cry for me,

Fish all go out on a spree

When I’ve got them deep river blues.

Give me back my old boat,

I'm gonna sail if she'll float,

When I’ve got them deep river blues,

I'm goin' back to Muscle Shoals,

Ain’t no better place I'm told,

‘Cause I’ve got them deep river blues.


If my boat sinks with me.

I'll go down, don't you see,

'Cause I’ve got them deep river blues,

Now I'm goin’ to say goodbye,

If I sink, just let me die,

'Cause I’ve got them deep river blues.