Walter Brennan - Old Rivers
Misc Unsigned Bands
Old Rivers:Walter Brennan. #2 Easy Listening, #3 Country and #5 on BB Hot 100 on LIBERTY Records in 1962. INTRO: A D A #1. A D How old was I when I first seen old Rivers? A E I can't remember when he weren't around. A D Well, that old fellow did a heap of work. A E A Spent his whole life walking plowed ground. #2. A D He had a one-room shack not far from us.. A E and well, we was about as poor as him. A D He had one old mule he called Midnight.. A E A and I'd trailed along after them. #3. A D He used to plow them rows straight and deep.. A E and I'd come along near behind. A D A-bustin' up clods with my own bare feet.. A E A Old Rivers was a friend of mine. #4. A D That sun'd get high and that mule would work.. A E till old Rivers'd finally say, 'Whoa!' A D He'd wipe his brow, lean back on the reins A E A and talk about a place he was gonna go. CHORUS: D A He'd say, one of these days I'm gonna climb that mountain. E A D Walk up there, among them clouds, where the cotton's high. A E And the corn's a-growin' and there ain't no fields A to plow. INTERLUDE: A B #5. B E I got a letter today from the folks back home and B Gb they're all fine and crops is dry. B E B Down at the end my mama said, 'Son,' you know old Gb B Rivers died.' #6. B E Just sittin' here now on this new-plowed earth B Gb trying to find me a little shade. B E With the sun beating down 'cross the field I see, B Gb B that mule, old Rivers and me. CHORUS: B Gb He'd say, one of these days I'm gonna climb that mountain. Db Gb B Walk up there, among the clouds, where the cotton's high. Gb Db And the corn's a-growin' and there ain't no fields Gb to plow. OUTRO: E B With the sun beating down 'cross the fields I see.. Gb B that mule, old Rivers, and me.. A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.