Who Sang Ol' Man River? Count Basie & His Orchestra

Count Basie & His Orchestra Dance Along With Basie cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-1-26
length: 5:34
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 It Had to Be You
  • 2 Makin' Whoopee
  • 3 Can't We Be Friends
  • 4 Misty
  • 5 It's a Pity to Say Goodnight
  • 6 How Am I to Know
  • 7 Easy Living
  • 8 Fools Rush In
  • 9 Secret Love
  • 10 Give Me the Simple Life
  • 11 Back to the Apple
  • 12 Moten Swing
  • 13 Ol' Man River
  • 14 Fair and Warmer
  • 15 M-Squad Theme
  • 16 Tell Me Your Troubles
  • 17 Imagination
  • 18 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
  • 19 Love Me Baby
  • 20 Confessin' the Blues
  • 21 J and B

  • Release information
    label: Poll Winners Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 8436028691531