Who Sang Julia Belle? Dale Ann Bradley

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Release information
Release Date: 2006-10-10
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
length: 2:54
Lyrics
JULIA BELLE sung by Dale Ann Bradley written by Chris Stuart

(intro - verse)

VERSE

Julia Swain is my name, but they call me Julia Belle.
I'm a Mississippi steamboat and I know that river well.
Decks are dry, buckets clean, with feathers on my stacks
I'm steaming to Galena, but you know I'm coming back.

CHORUS
You-know I'm coming back, you know I'll be back
Fair ye well I'm Julia Belle, and you know I'm coming back.
(break-chorus)

I was born on a river bank on the ol' Iowa shore
But I'll carry anyone who'll pay to come aboard.
I've been north I've been south, I've been 'round this world.
But some day I'll drift away, no more a working girl.

No-more a working girl, no more a working girl
Fair ye well I'm Julia Belle, no more a working girl.
(Break - verse and chorus)

Johnny get your banjo out, get your fiddle too,
And let's hope my cadyoke can play along in tune.
The river's high, the night is still, the moon is hangin' low
Here's a toast to all the crew and here's to Captain Troan

Here's to Captain Troan, here's to Cap'n Troan
Fair ye well I'm Julia Belle, here's to Captain Troan
(Break - verse and chorus)

You know I'm coming back, you know I'll be back
Fair ye well I'm Julia Belle, and you know I'm coming back.
(Break - chorus x2)

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Rita Mae
  • 2 Live Forever
  • 3 Holding on to Nothing
  • 4 I Can't Stand the Rain
  • 5 Run, Rufus, Run
  • 6 Memories, Miles, and Tears
  • 7 Pass Me Not
  • 8 Julia Belle
  • 9 Grandma's Gift
  • 10 Mercy Railroad
  • 11 When the Mist Comes Again
  • 12 Me and Bobby McGee

  • Release information
    label: Compass Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 766397444529
    script: Latin