Who Sang Ol' Man River? Count Basie

Count Basie Autumn in Paris cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Jazz
Style: Big Band/Swing
length: 5:26
Some other versions of "Ol' Man River"

Lyrics
L' man river, that ol' man river
He must know somethin' but he don't say nothin'
He just keeps rollin', keeps on rollin' along.
He don't plant tatters, and he don't plant cotton
And them that plants 'em, are soon forgotten.
But ol' man river, just keeps rollin' along.

You and me, we sweat and strain,
Bodies all achin' and racked with pain.
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', feared of dyin'
And ol' man river, he just keeps rollin'
Just keeps rollin'
Just keeps rollin' along.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Whirlybird
  • 2 Little Pony
  • 3 Corner Pocket
  • 4 Lovely Baby
  • 5 Blee Blop Blues
  • 6 Nails
  • 7 The Kid From Redbank
  • 8 Spring Is Here
  • 9 Why Not?
  • 10 Well Alright OK You Win - Roll 'em
  • 11 Roll 'em
  • 12 Ol' Man River
  • 13 Duet
  • 14 Gee, Baby Ain't I Good to You - One O'Clock Jump
  • 15 One O'Clock Jump

  • Release information
    label: Magic Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin