site logo

Dickey Lee Catfish John Lyrics

Last updated: 08/01/2006 11:00:00 AM

CATFISH JOHN
G C
CHORUS: Mama said don't go near that river
G D
don't be hanging round ole Catfish John
G C
Come the mornin' I'd always be there,
G D G
walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn
G C G C G
V1: Take me back to another home to a time so long ago
C G D G
When the sweet magnolias blossomed cotton fields as white as snow

v2: Catfish John was a river hobo living down by the river’s bend
Thinkin' back I still remember I was proud to be his friend

(CHORUS)

[ instrumental]

V 3: Born a slavery down in Richmond traded for a chestnut mare
Still he never spoke in anger though his load was hard to bear

(CHORUS) 2x and tag

Thanks to sstevieb1@charter.net for submitting Catfish John Lyrics.



WRITE A REVIEW FOR THIS SONG?
(Important: Use a nickname if you don't want your name to be published) Type your review in the space below: