Big River by Johnny Cash Lyrics and Chords

Big River is one of the most popular songs of the time. Big River lyrics were written by Johnny Cash. This song has sung by Johnny Cash

SingerJohnny Cash
AlbumThe Very Best Of
Released1976
TuningE A D G B E

Big River

Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry, cry, cry,
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,
And 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…

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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 bluff,
She raised a few eyebrows and went on down alone.

Now, won’t you paddle down by Baton Rouge, River Queen, rollin’ 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,
And I’m gonna sit right here until I die…

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Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry,

And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.

nd 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,

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

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