Driftwood on the River Lyrics

Ernest Tubb


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: John Klenner, Bob Miller
album: Track 6 in album Retrospective, Volume 3
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length: 3:02
piano: Floyd Cramer
electric guitar: Billy Byrd
guitar: Howard G. Johnson
steel guitar: Buddy Emmons
double bass: Jack Drake
drums: Buddy Harman
background vocals: The Jordanaires
lead vocals: Ernest Tubb
writer: Bob Miller, John Klenner

I'm just driftwood on the river floating down the tide
I don't care where this old river carries me
I keep drifting just because my heart is broken inside
And I'm tired of wishing for what cannot be
(I may meet some little driftwood lost as same as I
Share a handshake and a tender tear or two)
But it's always good luck how we got to say goodbye
I must wander on to keep my rendezvous

Though I drift through town and city I can never stay
For I find no place to call my home sweet home
I don't ask for help or pitty I just go my way
All I'm praying for is peace to dream alone
(I'm just driftwood on the river and I'm drifting on
Till this weary river meets the deep blue sea)
Where the deep blue sea may help me to forget someone
Yes the careless one who has forgotten me
In my heart I don't feel bitter over what has been
I feel sorry for the one I must forget
And instead of being someone with the world to win
I'm just driftwood on the river of regret

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Track Listing

  • 1 Too Old to Cut the Mustard
  • 2 Boogie Woogie Baby
  • 3 Thirty Days
  • 4 Thanks a Lot
  • 5 Mr. & Mrs. Used to Be
  • 6 Pass the Booze
  • 7 Waltz Across Texas
  • 8 Walking the Floor Over to You
  • 9 Hey La La
  • 10 Driftwood on the River