Who Sang Muddy Water? Johnny Rivers

Release information
Release Date: 1966
length: 3:02
Some other versions of "Muddy Water"

Lyrics
I was born in Macon, Georgia
They kept my Daddy in the Macon jail
He said, "Son, if you keep your hands clean, uh huh
You won't hear those bloodhounds on your trail"

I fell in with bad companions
I robbed a man up in Tennessee
And I got caught way up in Nashville, uh huh now
And they locked me up and threw away the key

I washed my hands in muddy water
I washed my hands, but they didn't come clean
I tried to do like my daddy told me, now
I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream

I asked the jailer, said "When's my time up?"
He said "Son, you know we won't forget
And if you try and just keep your hands clean, uh huh
Why we may just make a good man of you yet"

But I didn't wait to get my time in
I broke down, broke out the Nashville jail
I just crossed Atlanta, Georgia, oh now
And I can hear those bloodhounds on my trail

I washed my hands in muddy water
I washed my hands, but they didn't come clean
I tried to do like my daddy told me, now
I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Memphis
  • 2 Mabellene
  • 3 Midnight Special
  • 4 Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
  • 5 John Lee Hooker
  • 6 Seventh Son
  • 7 Secret Agent Man
  • 8 Muddy Water
  • 9 Mountain of Love
  • 10 La Bamba / Twist and Shout
  • 11 It Wouldn’t Happen With Me

  • Release information
    label: Imperial
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin