Who Sang Ol’ Man River? Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins At Home with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1958-4
length: 4:22
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Ol' man river
That ol' man river
He don't say nothin'
He don't know nothing
Well he just keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along
Rollin' along

He don't plant tators
He don't plant cotton
And them that plant them
Are soon forgotten
Well he just keeps rolling
He keeps on rolling along

You and I
We sweat and strain
Body all achin'
And wracked with pain
Tote that barge
Lift that bale
Get a little drunk
And you land in jail
I get weary
And sick of tryin'
I'm feared of livin'
And I'm scared of dyin'
But ol' man river
He just keeps rollin' along

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Orange Colored Sky
  • 2 Hong Kong
  • 3 Temptation
  • 4 I Love Paris
  • 5 I Put a Spell on You
  • 6 Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • 7 Yellow Coat
  • 8 Ol’ Man River
  • 9 If You Are but a Dream
  • 10 Take Me Back to My Boots and Saddle
  • 11 Deep Purple
  • 12 You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It)

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