Old Man River Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II [Intro] G Em G Em G Em C Am7 There's an old man called the Mississippi G Em Em7 Am7 D7 That's the old man that I wants to be G G7 C Am7 What does he care if the world's got trouble? G Em Am D7 G What does he care if the land ain't free? [Verse 1] G Em G Em Old Man River, that Old Man River, G D Em Gdim He must know something, but he don't say nothing, Am D Am7 D G Em G Em He just keeps rollin; he keeps on rollin along [Verse 2] G Em G Em He don't plant taters, he don't plant cotton, G D7 Em Gdim and them that plants them are soon forgotten Am D Am7 D G Em G F#7 But Old Man River, he just keeps rolling along. [Bridge] Bm Em Bm Em You and me, we sweat and strain, Bm Em Bm Em Body all aching and racked with pain. Bm F#7 Bm F#7 Tote that barge, and lift that bale, Bm F#7 Bm Am D You get a little drunk and you lands in jail. [Verse 3] G Em G Em I get weary, and sick of trying, G D Em A7 I'm tired of living, and scared of dying, G Em Am7 D G Em Am7 C G But Old Man River, he just keeps rolling along.