Mountain River Blues (Down to the River)

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Oh Lord, going down to the river
Oh Lord, where the water runs free
Oh Lord, going down to the river
On that shore they will bury me

Lisa Mae was a wild-eyed gal
I laid her down in the chapparal
She went home and her daddy said
I'm gonna find that boy, I'm gonna kill him dead

Oh Lord, going down to the river
Oh Lord, where the water runs free
Oh Lord, going down to the river
On that shore they will bury me

He came around with a Bowie knife
And intention to take my life
I met him down at Miller's Square
He called my name and I shot him there

Oh Lord, going down to the river
Oh Lord, where the water runs free
Oh Lord, going down to the river
On that shore they will bury me

The Sheriff came and took me in
I prayed the Lord to forgive my sin
Purify this wretched soul
I've got a date with the gallow's pole

Oh Lord, going down to the river
Oh Lord, where the water runs free
Oh Lord, going down to the river
On that shore they will bury me

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from Fretting the Small Stuff, released October 25, 2011
Written by James Andrew Clark (ASCAP)

James Andrew Clark - Vocals, baritone ukulele
David Jenson - Guitar
Smokey Fennell - Banjo
Bill Rassmussen - Bass
Raul Rodriguez, Jr. - Drums

Mixed and mastered by Griffin Gerritsen

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Don't let the name fool you—Ukulele Jim is no novelty act! Music lovers of all ages will enjoy these catchy, emotive songs that bridge the gaps between pop, rock, country and folk music. Call it Cali folk with an island vibe.

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