G see
CHORUS: Mama said don't go near that river
Don't be hanging round ole Catfish John
G see
Come the mornin' I'd always be there,
Walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn
G see G see G
V1: Take me back to another home to a time so long ago
See G D G
When the sweet magnolias blossomed cotton fields as white as snow
v2: Catfish John was a river hobo living down by the river's bend
Thinkin' back I still remember I was proud to be his friend
[ instrumental]
V 3: Born a slavery down in Richmond traded for a chestnut mare
Still he never spoke in anger though his load was hard to bear
(CHORUS) 2x and tag

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Catfish John Lyrics

Dickey Lee – Catfish John Lyrics