Who Sang Black Water? The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits cover art

Some other versions of "Black Water"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Pat Simmons, Patrick Simmons
release date: 1974-2
genres: Rock Funk / Soul
styles: Folk Rock/Blues Rock/Southern Rock
length: 4:20
Well, I built me a raft and she's ready for floatin'
Ol' Mississippi, she's callin' my name
Catfish are jumpin'
That paddle wheel thumpin'
Black water keeps rollin' on past just the same
Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Yeah, keep on shinin' your light
Gonna make everything, pretty mama
Gonna make everything all right
And I ain't got no worries
'Cause I ain't in no hurry at all

Well, if it rains, I don't care
Don't make no difference to me
Just take that street car thats goin' up town
Yeah, I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland
And dance a honky tonk
And I'll be buyin' ev'rybody drinks all 'roun'

Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Old black water, keep on rollin'
Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me
Yeah, keep on shinin' your light
Gonna make everything, pretty mama
Gonna make everything all right
And I ain't got no worries
'Cause I ain't in no hurry at all

I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland
Pretty mama come and take me by the hand
By the hand, take me by the hand pretty mama
Come and dance with your daddy all night long
I want to honky tonk, honky tonk, honky tonk
With you all night long



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Song to See You Through
  • 2 Spirit
  • 3 Pursuit on 53rd St.
  • 4 Black Water
  • 5 Eyes of Silver
  • 6 Road Angel
  • 7 You Just Can't Stop It
  • 8 Tell Me What You Want (And I'll Give You What You Need)
  • 9 Down in the Track
  • 10 Another Park, Another Sunday
  • 11 Daughters of the Sea
  • 12 Flying Cloud

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin