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Krauss Alison – Catfish John
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 Mama said don't go near that river,
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 Don't be hangin' around old Catfish John;
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 But come the morning I'd always be there,
                                 E7          A
 Walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn.

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Born a slave in the town of Vicksburg,
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Traded for a chestnut mare;
         D               A
He never spoke a word in anger,
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Though his load was hard to bear.


        D                A
Catfish John was a river hobo.
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He lived and died on the river bend.
         D              A
Thinkin' back I still remember,
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I was proud to be his friend.


       D                A
Let me dream of another morning
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And a time so long ago;
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When the sweet magnolias blossomed
                  E7               A
And the cotton fields were white as snow.


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