Muddy Water Lyrics

Madeleine Peyroux


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Harry Richman, Jo Trent, Peter Derose
album: Track 8 in album Dreamland
release date: 1996-10-1
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Blues
styles: Smooth Jazz/Vocal
length: 3:33
lead vocals: Madeleine Peyroux
recorded by: Michael O'Reilly
lyricist: Jo Trent
composer: Peter de Rose, Harry Richman

Cover Art

Madeleine Peyroux Dreamland cover art
sponsored links

Dixie moonlight Swanee shore
Headed homebound just once more
To my Mississippi delta home

Southland got that grand garden spot
Although you believe or not
I hear those trees a-whispering
"Come on back to me"

Muddy water 'round my feet
Muddy water in the street
No God don't shelter
Down on the delta

Muddy water in my shoes
Reeling and rocking to them lowdown blues
They live in ease and comfort down there
I do declare

Been away a year today
To wander and roam
I don't care it's muddy there
But this is my home

Got my toes turned Dixie way
'Round the delta let me lay
My heart cries out for muddy water

Been away a year today
To wander and roam
I don't care it's muddy there
But this is my home

Got my toes turned Dixie way
'Round the delta let me lay
My heart cries out for muddy water


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Walkin' After Midnight
  • 2 Hey Sweet Man
  • 3 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
  • 4 (Getting Some) Fun Out of Life
  • 5 La Vie en rose
  • 6 Always a Use
  • 7 A Prayer
  • 8 Muddy Water
  • 9 Was I?
  • 10 Dreamland
  • 11 Reckless Blues
  • 12 Lovesick Blues