Who Sang Ol' Man River? Jimmy Smith

Jimmy Smith Bashin’: The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1962
length: 3:59
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
composer: Jerome Kern
Ol' man river
That ol' man river
He don't say nothing
But he must know something
Cause he just keeps rolling
He keeps rolling along
Rollin' along
He don't plant tators
He don't plant cotton
Them that plants 'em is soon forgotten
But ol' man river
He keeps rolling along
You and me
We sweat and strain
Body all aching
And wracked with pain
Tote that barge
Lift that bale
Get a little drunk
And you land in jail
I gets weary
Sick of trying
I'm tired of living
Feared of dying
But ol' man river
He's rolling along

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Walk on the Wild Side
  • 2 Ol' Man River
  • 3 In a Mellow Tone
  • 4 Step Right Up
  • 5 Beggar for the Blues
  • 6 Bashin'
  • 7 I'm an Old Cowhand