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Willie Nelson River Boy Lyrics

Last updated: 05/30/2010 11:00:00 AM

RIVER BOY
WRITER FRED CARTER

I was born and raised on the river
It's the only life that I know
People 'round here have put a name on me
And I hear it wherever I go
They call me river boy, river boy
Good for nothin' river boy
This old world don't hold a whole lot of joy
When you're nothin' but a river boy
I do a lot of fishin' on the river
To make my livin' you see
When I take my catch to the market place
The people call out to me
And they say, river boy, hey river boy
You got any fish today there, river boy
I sell my ware, but nobody cares
About the feelin's of the river boy
There's a pretty girl works at the market place
I see her there everyday
But when I try to talk to her
I can hear her papa say
Come away from that River boy, he's a river boy
Nothin' but riff-raff, them river boys
No girl of mine is gonna waste her time
On a good for nothin' river boy
So I head my boat back up the river
Back to my old fishin' place
I'm afraid this ol' river's gonna overflow
From the tears a-fallin' down my face
I'm nothin' but a river boy, river boy
A good for nothin' river boy
This old world don't hold a whole lot of joy
When you're nothin' but a river boy
River boy, river boy
A good for nothin' river boy
River boy [fade]

Thanks to AUDREY BOADWAY for submitting River Boy Lyrics.



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river boy lyrics | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/29/10

I was born and raised on a River , its' the only life that I know fokes round here put a name on me and i hear where ever I go and they call me River- boy River-boy int nothing but a River boy this whole world don't hold much joy when you're nothing but a River-boy I do a lot of fishing to make my living you see I take my catch to the market place and the people call out to me and they say River-boy River-boy got any fish River-boy I sell my wears but no one cares for the feelings of a River-boy Theres a pretty girl at the market place and I see her there every day but when I try to talk to her I hear her papa say COME AWAY FROM THAT RIVER-BOY RIVER-BOY HE INT NOTHING BUT A RIF-RAF RIVER-BOY NO GIRL OF MINES GONNA WASTE HER TIME ON NOTHING BUT A RIVER-BOY I turn my boat back up the River to my old fishing place I feel this River is going to over flow from the tears running down my face coz I'm a River-boy River-boy int nothing but a River-boy this whole world don't hold much joy when you're nothing but a River-boy.