Kern River is one of the most popular songs of the time. Kern River lyrics written by M Haggard. This song has sung by Merle Haggard.
Kern River Lyrics
I’ll never swim kern river again
It was there that i met her it was there i lost my best friend
And now i live in the mountains i drifted up here with the wind
And i may drown in still water
But i’ll never swim kern river again
I grew up in an oil town but my gusher never came in
And the river was a boundry where my darling and i used to swim
One night in the moonlight the swiftness swept her life away
And now i live on lake shasta
And lake shasta is where i will stay
South san joaquin where the seeds of the dustbowl are found
And there’s a place called mount whitney
From where the mighty kern river comes down
Well it’s not deep nor wide
But it’s a mean piece of water my friend
And i may cross on the highway
But i’ll never swim kern river again.
I’ll never swim Kern River again.
It was there that I met her.
It was there that I lost my best friend.
And now I live in the mountains.
I drifted up here with the wind.
And I may drown in still water,
But I’ll never swim Kern River again.
I grew up in an oil town,
But my gusher never came in.
And the river was a boundary
Where my darlin’ and I used to swim.
One night in the moonlight
The swiftness swept here life away.
And now I live on Lake Shasta and
Lake Shasta is where I will stay.
There’s the South San Joaquin,
Where the seeds of the dust bowl are found.
And there’s a place called Mount Whitney
From where the mighty Kern River comes down.
Well, it’s not deep nor wide,
But it’s a mean piece of water my friend.
And I may cross on the highway,
But I’ll never swim Kern River again