Who Sang Ol' Man River? The Temptations

The Temptations In a Mellow Mood cover art

Some other versions of "Ol' Man River"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jerome Kern, Oscar Ii Hammerstein
release date: 1967-11-27
genres: Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Vocal
length: 4:24
Here we all work 'long the Mississippi
Here we all work while the white boys play
Gettin' no rest from the dawn till sunset
Gettin' no rest till the judgment day
You don't look up, you don't look down
You don't dare make the rich boss frown
Bend your knees and bow your head
And tote that barge until you're dead
Let me go 'way from the Mississippi
Let me go 'way from the rich man boss
Show me that stream called the River Jordan
That's the old stream that I long to cross

Ol' Man River, Ol' Man River
He don't say nothin, he must know somethin
Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' along
You know, you know he don't plant taters
And we all know the man don't plant no cotton
And then, and then what plants 'em, all know is soon forgotten
But Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' along

You, you and me
You know sometimes we have to we have to sweat, sweat and strain
Our bodies, our bodies are all achin' and wracked with a whole lot of pain
Tote that barge, lift that bale, you get a little drunk
And you land in ja-ail

I get weary and so sick of tryin'
I'm tired of livin', and fraid of dyin'
But Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' a-
Ol' Man River, he just keeps rollin' along, ooh



Tracklist
  • 1 Hello Young Lovers
  • 2 A Taste of Honey
  • 3 For Once in My Life
  • 4 Somewhere
  • 5 Ol' Man River
  • 6 I'm Ready for Love
  • 7 Try to Remember
  • 8 Who Can I Turn To
  • 9 What Now My Love
  • 10 That's Life
  • 11 With These Hands
  • 12 The Impossible Dream

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