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Woman from Liberia
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


I met a woman from liberia
And she gave me that cool cool water
Well uh oh oh she gave me water and
It was not from the well a well
I met me a woman from liberia
And she gave me that cool cool water
Well uh oh oh she gave me water and
It was not from the well a well

Well I asked this woman from liberia
Where did you get that cool cool water
Well uh oh where'd you get the water that was not from the well
Well well I got from the mountains the mountains so high
And I got it from the river and now the river is dry
Well uh oh cool cool water
And it was not from the well well

Well I got from the mountains and I got it from the sea
And the good lord give this water to me
Uh oh cool cool water
And it was not from the well
Well well I got it from the mountains the mountains and the sea
And the good lord gave this water to me
Well uh oh cool cool water
And it was not from the well

Well I got it from the rain that fell from the sky
And I got it from a bubbling brook nearby
Well uh oh cool cool water
And it was not from the well
Well I got it from the rain that fell from the sky
And I got it from a bubbling brook nearby
Well uh oh cool cool water
And it was not from the well

Well I asked this woman from liberia
Where did you get that cool cool water
Well uh oh where'd you get the water that was not from the well
Well Well I asked this woman from liberia
Where did you get that cool cool water
Well uh oh where'd you get the water that was not from the well
Well was not from the well

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Written by: Rodgers, Whiting

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michael ascroft

This takes me back 40 years. My dad used to love Jimmie Rodgers. Fanastic

Shirley Mackie

Can't stop that foot tapping and those fingers snapping Jimmie, love it! :D

Jim Geiger

My Mom bought this 45 for me when I was 8 y/o. She was born in 1928, so the Rock 'n Roll craze was upon her. She was encouraging me to take an interest in music. Quite a Gal.

Jill Barker

Love it !!

Brunon Paul Bielinski

Today on a bus a young gentlemen was giving a sermon. Down in Brisbane, Oz. First time I've met a Liberian down Undah !

Emily Malden

I wonder if this song raised eyebrows back then, considering race issues? Although the theme is innocent. I never heard it before, but I have heard of the singer. Albeit his heyday was before my time.

Albert Patterson

If anyone is interested, listen to Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers singing "Jesus Gave Me Water" and you'll know the origins of this song.

yassa goba

I am a woman from Liberia. Did your dad visit Liberia?

Michael Rodgers

@John Linnon Hi. John. I’m just revisiting your page this morning. Hope you are well and staying safe. Sadly my father Jimmie passed away two weeks ago on Jan 18, 2021. He was always so happy to know of fans like you who posted and appreciated his music. Thanks so much for helping keep his legacy alive.

John Linnon

Btw, I'm a musician, also. I do covers of classic rock and oldies, as well as a couple of my own songs, on guitar and vocals. I did a cover of 'Secretly' at the college near here, (WWU). It was a blast! I'd like to do Woman from Liberia, but it's a little too high on the range. Ha, ha.

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