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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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Scott Baxendale

I made both the guitars that Justin and Jason Isbell are playing here. I’m devastated about Justin’s passing. He was a troubled soul who left way too soon.

Jeff Horvath

I'm so sorry, my brother 😔❤️

Th3Mavr1ck

cheers thank you for your beautiful work

JasonDylan Wallace

@Zach Weaver well said bro I don't care for Phil Collins or Bieber but that's just my taste there still talented and made it more than millions of others can say , hack the dude probably can play a pentatonic at the 5th fret and he's calling Isbell a hack, that's the way the world goes round.

Zach Weaver

@Jarrod Procell you’re a fucking moron if you think Isbell is a hack. Even if I didn’t care for his music I wouldn’t call him a hack, based on his lyrics, or guitar ability.

Zach Weaver

Scott you’re a great builder. I have a Kaye jumbo you converted and couldn’t love it more. I know this is late but I’m very sorry for your loss.

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NevadaBoss

Fewer things in this world sadder than a father burying his son..condolences to Steve and entire Earle family on the loss of this very, very gifted young man.

Roosevelt Peoples

Talented young man. He'll be missed by those of is who love great music.

Ash Kent

So sad! RIP Justin.

Lastname First

@Roosevelt Peoples wow

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