Big River

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Carter Sisters:
Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up the clear blue sky
The tears that I cried for that woman are going to flood you big river
And I'm a going to sit right here until I die

I met her accidentally in St. Paul, Minnesota
And she tore me up every time I heard her drawl, southern drawl
Then I heard my dream was back downstream cavorting in Davenport
And I followed you, big river, when you called

Then you took me to St. Louis later on down the river
A freighter said she'd 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 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

Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up the clear blue sky
The tears that I cried for that woman are going to flood you, big river
And I'm a going to sit right here until I die

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