Muddy Waters Lyrics - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Silver cover art
Credits
release date: 1979
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Acoustic
length: 3:30
producer: Brian Ahern
vocal: Johnny Cash
guitar: Jerry Hensley, Jack Routh and Johnny Cash
drums (drum set): W.S. Holland
acoustic guitar: Jack Clement and Brian Ahern
mandocello: Bob Johnson
electric guitar: Bob Wootton
electric bass guitar: Marshall Grant
fiddle: Ricky Skaggs
piano: Earl Poole Ball
composer: Phil Rosenthal
Mary, grab the baby, river's rising,
Muddy water taking back the land!
Old frame house, she can't take one more beating,
Ain't no use to stay and make a stand.

Well, the morning light showed water in the valley,
Daddy's grave just went below the line!
Things to save, you just can't take 'em with you,
The flood'll swallow all you leave behind.

[CHORUS:]
Won't be back to start all over,
'Cause what I felt before is gone!
Mary, take the child, river's rising,
Muddy water taking back my home.

[Steel Guitar Solo]

The road is gone, there's just one way to leave here,
Turn my back on what I've left below-oh!
Shifting lands, broken farms around me,
Muddy waters changing all I know.

Hard to say just what I'm losing,
Ain't never felt so all alone!
Mary, take the child, river's rising,
Muddy water taking back my home.

[Fiddle Solo]

[CHORUS]

That muddy water taking back my home!
Muddy waters taking back my home!
Muddy water taking back my home.

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Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 The L & N Don’t Stop Here Anymore
  • 2 Lonesome to the Bone
  • 3 Bull Rider
  • 4 I’ll Say It’s True
  • 5 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
  • 6 Cocaine Blues
  • 7 Muddy Waters
  • 8 West Canterbury Subdivision Blues
  • 9 Lately I Been Leanin’ Toward the Blues
  • 10 I’m Gonna Sit on the Porch and Pick on My Old Guitar