Who Sang Muddy Water? Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Kicking Against the Pricks cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986-8-18
length: 5:16
producer: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
engineer: Tony Cohen
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Lyrics
Mary, grab the baby, the river's rising
Muddy water taking back the land
The old-frame house, she can't take-a one more beating
Ain't no use to stay and make a stand


Well the morning light shows water in the valley
Daddy's grave just went below the line
Things to say, you just can't take em with ya
This flood will swallow all you've left behind


Won't be back to start all over
Cause what I felt before is gone


Mary, take the child, the river's rising
Muddy water taking back my home
The road is gone, there's just one way to leave here
Turn my back on what I've left below
Shifting land, broken farms around me
Muddy water's changing all I know


It's hard to say just what I'm losing
Ain't never felt so all alone


Mary, take the child, the river's rising
Muddy water taking back my home


Won't be back to start all over
Cause what I felt before is gone


Mary, take the child, the river's rising
Muddy water's changing all I know
Muddy water's changing all I know
Lord, this muddy water is taking back my home



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Muddy Water
  • 2 I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
  • 3 Sleeping Annaleah
  • 4 Long Black Veil
  • 5 Hey Joe
  • 6 The Singer
  • 7 Black Betty
  • 8 Running Scared
  • 9 All Tomorrow's Parties
  • 10 By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  • 11 The Hammer Song
  • 12 Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
  • 13 Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
  • 14 The Carnival Is Over

  • Release information
    label: Mute
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin