Catfish John Karaoke Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Karaoke Catfish John Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

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Mama said
Don't go near that river
Don't be hanging around old Catfish John
Come the morning
I'd always be there walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn
Born a slave in the town of Vicksburg traded for a chestnut mare
He never spoke a word in anger though his load was hard to bear
Mama said
Don't go near that river
Don't be hanging around old Catfish John
Come the morning
I'd always be there walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn
Catfish John was a river hobo who lived and died on the river bed
Thinking back
I still remember
I was proud to be his friend
Mama said
Don't go near that river
Don't be hanging around old Catfish John
Come the morning
I'd always be there walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn
Let me dream of another morning and a time so long ago
When the sweet magnolia blossomed and the cotton fields were white as snow
Mama said
Don't go near that river
Don't be hanging around old Catfish John
Come the morning
I'd always be there walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn
Come the morning
I'd always be there walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn

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