Who Sang Muddy Water? The Seldom Scene

The Seldom Scene Act 3 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass
length: 3:05
producer: Dick Freeland
engineer: George Motion
guitar: John Starling
bass: Tom Gray
tenor vocals: John Duffey
dobro: Mike Auldridge
banjo: Ben Eldridge
baritone vocals: Mike Auldridge
mandolin: John Duffey
lead vocals: John Starling
fiddle: Ricky Skaggs
Some other versions of "Muddy Water"

Lyrics
(J. Bundrick)

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
Well, this muddy water is taking back my home

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Chim-Chim-Cher-ee
  • 2 Little Georgia Rose
  • 3 Another Lonesome Day
  • 4 Willie Boy
  • 5 Faded Love
  • 6 Rider
  • 7 Muddy Water
  • 8 Mean Mother Blues
  • 9 Sing Me Back Home
  • 10 Hail to the Redskins
  • 11 Don't Bother With White Satin
  • 12 Heaven

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