Big River Lyrics - Hank Williams, Jr.

Release information
Release Date: 1970
length: 2:02
composer: Johnny Cash
lyricist: Johnny Cash
Well I taught the weeping willow how to cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
And the tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River
Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die
Oh I met her accidentaly in St Paul Minnesota
And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl southern drawl
Then I heard my dream was back downstream cavortin' in Davenport
And I followed you Big River when you called
Then you took me to St Louis later on down the river
A freighter said she's been here but she's gone boy she's gone
I found her trail in Memphis but she just walked up the block
She raised a few eyebrows and went on down alone
[ steel - guitar ]
Now won't you batter down by Boton Rouge River Queen roll it on
Take that woman on down to New Orleans New Orleans
Go on I've had enough dump my blues down in the gulf
Oh she loves you Big River more than me
Yeah I taught the weeping willow how to cry cry cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
And the tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River
Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die

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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ring Of Fire
  • 2 Tennessee Flat Top Box
  • 3 Big River
  • 4 I Still Miss Someone
  • 5 Give My Love To Rose
  • 6 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 7 Understand Your Man
  • 8 I Walk The Line
  • 9 Home Of The Blues
  • 10 Hey Porter
  • 11 Guess Things Happen That Way