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Harlem River Blues
by Justin Townes Earle

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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Wonderful Wino

I wonder what the hell they fed this kid. Cause I think he wrote one of the greatest opening lyrics in history.

Tom Gamer

idk but this is some soul shaking shit

Strength_44

man, i would to cruise thru the arizona desert while listening to this

Mexican thunder

what can't they write music like this anymore

Sean Horwitz

He still writes and performs, clearly just not looking hard enough

Mexican thunder

@Hagaman Library East Haven , I fell in love with it the first time I heard it.. I can't wait to hear the new album, thank you.

Hagaman Library East Haven

He does! Saw him on Thursday, great new songs coming!

Hugo Montenegro

God bless Justin Townes Earle

Troubaduo

Amen! Dude is great too.

Kenneth Lyons

Such a great accidental find. A complete album.

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