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Harlem River Blues
Justin Townes Earle Lyrics


Lord, I'm goin' uptown to the Harlem River to drown
Dirty water gonna cover me over
And I'm not gonna make a sound

I'm on a roll, mama, I gotta go
Gotta get there while I still can
Troubled days are behind me now
And I know they're gonna let me in
When you see me walkin' up the FDR
Just a-singin' and a-clappin' my hands
Tell my mama I love her, tell my father I tried
Give my money to my baby to spend

'Cause Lord, I'm goin' uptown to the Harlem River to drown
Dirty water gonna cover me over
And I'm not gonna make a sound

Good times come and they go
Even a good man'll break
He'll let his troubles bury him whole
Even though he knows what's at stake
So I'm taking no chances
Carrying over while I'm still good in His grace
Sayin' I'm no fool, mama
I know the difference between tempting and choosing my fate

So Lord, I'm goin' uptown to the Harlem River to drown
Dirty water gonna cover me over
And I'm not gonna make a sound

Lord, I'm goin' uptown to the Harlem River to drown
Dirty water gonna cover me over
And I'm not gonna make a sound

Lord, I'm goin' uptown to the Harlem River to drown
Dirty water gonna cover me over
And I'm not gonna make a sound

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Justin Townes Earle

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Comments from YouTube:

DELTA19ACTUAL

I just heard he has passed RIP JUSTIN, loved you from day1

Ateos Edm

Sad...
I just found out a year later.

Ryan Glynn

Been a fan of his dad for years horrible news God I hope he's proud!!! God Bless YOU... thanks bud!!!

Hugo Montenegro

Me too man, so so sad

John Miller

Sad day

Whitecloud Booyakasha

In a world full of Poser rock outlaws and bullshit pop country, a true artists music has been silenced.

Let's keep his memory alive by sharing Justin's music with friends. While we listen to his old school Hank Sr style in the car, or ear buds on the way to work.

Steve Earle, if you're reading this, I Love you man.

A Kewlen

I have been listening to Steve Earle for years but did not know he had a such talented son untill I heard the news of his death. So sad, praying for his family. I have been listening to his music and spreading it as best as I can.

Mark Duncan

Amen to all of that. Sorry Steve.

Bennybootz84

I tip my hat to you sir... respect.

Phaedrus Smith

The true geniuses don't last too long in this world. RIP Justin. A swift journey to you. I'm sure Townes has found you by now. I wish I could hear the music you two are making together. Play "Wabash Cannonball" once for your Dad.

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