Kern River

Album: All I Intended to Be (2008)
  • [Chorus]
    I'll never swim Kern River again,
    It was there that I met him,
    There that I lost my best friend.
    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.

    He grew up in an oil town
    But that gusher never came in.
    And the river was a boundary
    Where my darling and I used to swim.
    One night in the moonlight,
    The swiftness swept his life away.
    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 theres a place called Mt. Whitney
    From where the mighty Kern River comes down.
    Now 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.

    [Chorus: x2]

    No, I'll never swim Kern River again. Writer/s: MERLE HAGGARD
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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