Ol' man river That ol' man river He don't say nothing But he must know something Cause he just keeps rolling He keeps rolling along Rollin' along He don't plant tators He don't plant cotton Them that plants 'em is soon forgotten But ol' man river He keeps rolling along You and me We sweat and strain Body all aching And wracked with pain Tote that barge Lift that bale Get a little drunk And you land in jail I gets weary Sick of trying I'm tired of living Feared of dying But ol' man river He's rolling along
Writer/s: Jerome Kern, Oscar Ii Hammerstein
Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Normtann from Myron Utah 84052Thank you, Grant Peel, an instructor in Myton Elementary in Utah in the 1940's. He sang this song very well from his wheelchair at the Uintah Basin Industrial Convention (UBIC) He had very muscular arms from pulling his wheelchair wheels. He swam very strongly in the Borham Dam Réservoir in Arcadia Utah - even though he was paralyzed from the waist down from Polio. I understand he committed suicide, which very infrequent back then. He was gifted in apiary (doing stuffed animals) and had a window display where he lived in the old one room schoolhouse (turned apartment) where my dad had graduated from 10th grade. Give him an A++, for his Absolute bravery, dedication and perseverance.
Jennifur Sun from RamonaThat man's voice just gave me goose bumps.
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