Deep River Blues Lyrics

Doc Watson


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: John William Oates
album: Track 11 in album Doc Watson
release date: 1964
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Blues/Folk
length: 3:12

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Let it rain, let it pour, let it rain a whole lot more
'Cause I got them deep river blues
Let the rain drive right on, let the waves sweep along
'Cause I got them deep river blues

My old gal's a good old pal, and she looks like a water fowl
When I get them deep river blues
Ain't no one to cry for me, and the fish all go out on a spree
When I get them deep river blues

Give me back my old boat, I'm gonna sail if she'll float
'Cause I got them deep river blues
I'm goin' back to Muscle Shoals, times are better there I'm told
'Cause I got them deep river blues

Let it rain, let it pour, let it rain a whole lot more
'Cause I got them deep river blues
Let the rain drive right on, let the waves sweep along
'Cause I got them deep river blues

If my boat sinks with me, I'll go down, don't you see
'Cause I got them deep river blues
Now I'm gonna say goodbye, and if I sink, just let me die
'Cause I got them deep river blues

Let it rain, let it pour, let it rain a whole lot more
'Cause I got them deep river blues
Let the rain drive right on, let the waves sweep along
'Cause I got them deep river blues


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Nashville Blues
  • 2 Sitting on Top of the World
  • 3 Intoxicated Rat
  • 4 Country Blues
  • 5 Talk About Suffering
  • 6 Born About Six Thousand Years Ago
  • 7 Black Mountain Rag
  • 8 Little Omie Wise
  • 9 Georgie Buck
  • 10 Doc's Guitar
  • 11 Deep River Blues
  • 12 St. James' Hospital
  • 13 Tom Dooley