Big River
Johnny Cash Lyrics


Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry,
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River.
Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die.

I met her accidentally in St. Paul (Minnesota).
And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl, Southern drawl.
Then I heard my dream was back Downstream cavortin' in Davenport,
And I followed you, Big River, when you called.
Then you took me to St. Louis later on (down the river).
A freighter said she's been here but she's gone, boy, she's gone.
I found her trail in Memphis, but she just walked up the block.
She raised a few eyebrows and then she went on down alone.

Now, won't you batter down by Baton Rouge, River Queen, roll it on.
Take that woman on down to New Orleans, New Orleans.
Go on, I've had enough, dump my blues down in the gulf.
She loves you, Big River, more than me.

Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River.
Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die.

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Johnny R. Cash

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The Grass Man

"If you want to write a song, listen to Big River about 60 times. After that, a song is bound to come out" Tom Petty

Logan Booker

Going on 84 now and I can confirm

Ryan Sanders

Here here

Marcio Robson

59.. one more and I'm ready.

Brad Rathernotsay

I've listened to it more than 60 times, I still can't write a song. But that's MY problem.

Metal Til I Die

he was right. I miss Tom and Johnny, rest in peace legends 🎸🎵🔥

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Donal Kelleher

THE song for any guy who's had his heart broken by a woman.

kwkwkwkw

@Brad Rathernotsay real simp hours

Brad Rathernotsay

@M L D C You should have taken me. I'm a pretty nice guy.

Brad Rathernotsay

There are guys who haven't?

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