Who Sang Big River? Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Johnny Cash
release date: 1958-11-13
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 2:33
producer: Jack Clement
performer: The Tennessee Two
guitar: Jack Clement
vocal: Johnny Cash
electric guitar: Luther Perkins
bass: Marshall Grant
acoustic guitar: Johnny Cash
composer: Johnny Cash
lyricist: Johnny Cash
Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry,
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River.
Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die.

I met her accidentally in St. Paul (Minnesota).
And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl, Southern drawl.
Then I heard my dream was back Downstream cavortin' 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's 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 then she 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 a clear blue sky.
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River.
Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die.



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  • 2 There You Go
  • 3 I Walk the Line
  • 4 Don’t Make Me Go
  • 5 Guess Things Happen That Way
  • 6 Train of Love
  • 7 The Ways of a Woman in Love
  • 8 Next in Line
  • 9 You’re the Nearest Thing to Heaven
  • 10 I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You)
  • 11 Home of the Blues
  • 12 Big River