Crossing Muddy Waters
Adam Duritz Lyrics


Baby's gone and I don't know why,
She let out this morning,
Like a rusty shot in a hollow sky,
Left me with no warning,
Sooner than the dogs could bark,
Faster than the sun rose,
Down to the banks in an old mule car,
She took a flat-boat across the shallow.

Left me in my tears to drown,
She left a baby daughter,
Now the rivers wide and deep and brown,
She's crossing muddy water.

Tobacco standing in the fields,
Be rotten come November,
And a bitter heart will not reveal,
A spring that love remembers,
When that sweet brown girl of mine,
Hair black eyes are ravens,
We broke the bread and drank the wine,
From a jug that she'd been saving.

Left me in my tears to drown,
She left a baby daughter,
Now the rivers wide and deep and brown,
She's crossing muddy water.

Baby's crying and the daylight's gone,
That big oak tree is moaning,
In rush of wind and rivers song,
I can hear my sweetheart moaning,
Crying for her baby child,
Or crying for her husband,
With the rivers running deep and wild,
That keeps her from her loved ones.

Left me in my tears to drown,
She left a baby daughter,
Now the rivers wide and deep and brown,
And crossing muddy waters,
And the rivers wide and deep and brown,
She's crossing muddy waters.

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Comments from YouTube:

Billy Anderson

I like the original recording by John Hiatt better...but this is still great :)

MsMoose01

Should have been on Underwater Sunshine - agreed.

grimmeissen

This should have been on the Underwater Sunshine album.

r c

Rarely comment on anything at all but this is a great version, song suits Adams voice. Thanks for uploading it

jkaris1

Oh my goodness, *sighs* thank you.

Cherilyn Harris

thanks, love it - unexpected treat!

Jacob Beauregard

I'm missing Immy playing mandolin for Hiatt's most recent stuff. If it weren't for the vocal phrasing, there would be almost nothing else to the intensity of the original recording of this song, which is so deep that Hiatt can't even sing it live with the same effect that his album recording has. In this Counting Crows recording, Duritz outdoes Hiatt's singing technique, but nobody can outdo Hiatt's overall voice in a Blues song. It sounds like a lonely studio with this version, but you have to respect the solo guitar when listening to Blues.

Ben Luke

Wow wow wow wow wow I love it

JimAdsit

Called themselves the Devil and Bunny Show....for obvious reasons.

Jared Garcia

awsome cover send me mp3

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