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Big River

Johnny Cash

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Well  I  taught  the  weeping  willow
how  to  cry,  And  I  showed  the 
clouds  how  to  cover 
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up  a   clear  blue  sky
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But  the  tears  that  I  cried
For  that  women  are  gonna
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Flood  you  Big  River  and
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I'm  gonna  sit  right  here
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untill  I  die


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I  met  her  accidentally  in
St. Paul  Minnasota and  it 
tore  me  up  every  time  I
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heard  her  drawl, southern  drawl
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Then  I  heard  my  dream  was
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back  down  stream  cavortin in
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Davenport ,  and I  followed  you
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Big River,  when  you  called


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

Now  wont  you  batter  down  by
Batton Rouge , river queen  rolling
on,  Take  that  women  on  down
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to  New Orleans, New Orleans
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Go on  I' ve  had  enough  dump
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my  blues  down  in  the  gulf  
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cause  she  loves  you  Big  River
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more than me