Who Sang Ol' Man River? Ray Charles

Ray Charles Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul cover art

Some other versions of "Ol' Man River"
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jerome Kern, Oscar Ii Hammerstein
release date: 1963
genres: Jazz Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Swing
length: 5:34
Here we all work 'long the Mississippi
Here we all work while the white folk play
Pullin' them boats
from the dawn till sunset
Gettin' no rest till the judgment day

Don't look up and don't look down
don't das make the boss man frown
Bend your knees and bow your head
And pull that rope until your

Let me go 'way from the Mississippi
Let me go 'way from the white man boss
Show me that stream
called the River Jordan
That's the old stream that I long to cross.

Ol' Man River, that Ol' Man River

He don't say nothin', but he must know somethin'
He just keeps rollin', he keeps on rollin' along

don't plant tatters, and he don't plant cotton
And them what plants em, are soon forgotten
But Ol'
Man River, just keeps rollin' along

You and me, we sweat and strain
Body all achin' and racked with
Tote that barge and lift that bail
You get a little drunk and you lands in jail

I gets weary,
and sick of trying
I'm tired of livin', but I'm scared of dyin'
But Ol' Man River, he just keeps

  • 1 Busted
  • 2 Where Can I Go?
  • 3 Born to Be Blue
  • 4 That Lucky Old Sun
  • 5 Ol' Man River
  • 6 In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
  • 7 A Stranger in Town
  • 8 Ol' Man Time
  • 9 Over the Rainbow
  • 10 You'll Never Walk Alone

  • Album Information
    label: ABC Records
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin