Ol' Man River
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


Here we all work 'long the Mississippi
Here we all work while the white folk play
Pullin' them boats from the dawn till sunset
Gettin' no rest till the judgment day

Don't look up and don't look down
You don't das make the boss man frown
Bend your knees and bow your head
And pull that rope until your dead
Let me go 'way from the Mississippi
Let me go 'way from the white man boss
Show me that stream called the river Jordan
That's the old stream that i long to cross.

Ol' man river, that ol' man river
He don't say nothin', but he must know somethin'
He just keeps rollin', he keeps on rollin' along

He don't plant tatters, and he don't plant cotton
And them what plants em, are soon forgotten
But ol' man river, just keeps rollin' along

You and me, we sweat and strain
Body all achin' and racked with pain
Tote that barge and lift that bail
You get a little drunk and you lands in jail

I gets weary, and sick of trying
I'm tired of livin', but I'm scared of dyin'
But ol' man river, he just keeps rolin' along

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Written by: JEROME KERN, OSCAR II HAMMERSTEIN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Iggor Gabriel

Ol' man river,
Dat ol' man river
He mus'know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin',
He jes'keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along.

He don' plant taters/tators,
He don't plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants'em
Is soon forgotten,
But ol'man river,
He jes keeps rollin'along.

You an'me, we sweat an' strain,
Body all achin' an' racket wid pain,
Tote dat barge!
Lif' dat bale!
Git a little drunk
An' you land in jail.

Ah gits weary
An' sick of tryin'
Ah'm tired of livin'
An' skeered of dyin',
But ol' man river,
He jes'keeps rolling' along.

[Colored folks work on de Mississippi,
Colored folks work while de white folks play,
Pullin' dose boats from de dawn to sunset,
Gittin' no rest till de judgement day.
Or musical part]

Don't look up
An' don't look down,
You don' dast make
De white boss frown.
Bend your knees
An'bow your head,
An' pull date rope
Until you' dead.)

Let me go 'way from the Mississippi,
Let me go 'way from de white man boss;
Show me dat stream called de river Jordan,
Dat's de ol' stream dat I long to cross.

O' man river,
Dat ol' man river,
He mus'know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin'
He jes' keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along.

Long ol' river forever keeps rollin' on...

He don' plant tater,
He don' plant cotton,
An' dem dat plants 'em
Is soon forgotten,
But ol' man river,
He jes' keeps rollin' along.

Long ol' river keeps hearing dat song.
You an' me, we sweat an' strain,
Body all achin an' racked wid pain.
Tote dat barge!
Lif' dat bale!
Git a little drunk
An' you land in jail.

Ah, gits weary
An' sick of tryin'
Ah'm tired of livin'
An' skeered of dyin',
But ol' man river,
He jes'keeps rollin' along!



All comments from YouTube:

r g

This shows Sinatra's inimitable voice, phrasing, and style. Sorry, but he is the greatest male vocalist ever. His entire being becomes entwined in his music. I still miss him. Happy 100th, Frank.

Voxac100b

Thats why he said to Matt Monroe hey I wish I could sing like you

Adrienne B

so very very well put

REO T

Aiden Wilcock Lmaoooo your opinion is trash

REO T

Keyvon Moreno Sarabia Frank is unbeatable

Keyvon Moreno Sarabia

@Vicealmirante Lindemann Yes bro, You have to listen at his music, concerts, arrengements, CDs selled, etc. He has been admired from artists like Frank Sinatra, so your comment is such an stupidness.

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José de Ribamar Araújo Peres

One day, many years ago, I saw this video with Sinatra and I tought: "When I 'll see this one again? They passed fifty years and today we've got the Youtube. Thank you.

Paul van Dijck

+vivthefree - Beautifully expressed!

Greetings from a 69 year old Dutchman, living in France and a great admirer of Frank Sinatra and his American contemporary artists: modern classics, jazz, blues, soul, country and western, and pop music. Great era and very difficult to surpass!

vivthefree

Technology can ruin our lives, but your comment reminds me that we live in magical times.

Edgard Vita de Pina

It cost but worth it. What good have liked!

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