Well I taught that weeping willow how to cry cry cry,
Taught the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
Tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river,
And Im a gonna sit right here until I die.

I met her accidentally in st. paul, minnesota,
She tore me up everything I heard her drawl, that southern drawl.
Well I heard my dream went back downstream, cavortin in davenport,
And I follow you big river when you called.

Well I followed her down to st. louie, later on down the river,
Trader said shes been here, but shes gone, boy, shes gone.
Well I followed her down to memphis, but she just walked off the bus,
She raised a few eyebrows and she went on down alone.

Well Ive gotten on down to baton rouge, river queen roll on,
Take that woman down to new orleans, new orleans.
I give up, Ive had enough, followed my blues on down to the gulf,
She loves you big river more than me.
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Big River Lyrics

Grateful Dead – Big River Lyrics

Songwriters: CASH, JOHNNY R.
Big River lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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