Catfish John
Update 2002-07-19

Let me dream of another morning
And the time so long ago
Where the sweet magnolias blossom
Cotton's fields as white as snow

Catfish John was a river hobo
Lived and died on the river bend
Looking back I still remember
I was glad to be his friend

    Mama said don't go near that river
    Don't be hangin' around old catfish John
    Come the morning I'll always be there
    Walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn

Born a slave in the town of Vicksburg
Traded for a chestunt mare
Still he never spoke in anger
Though his load was hard to bear

  * Refrain

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