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Old Man River chords

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This is taken from the youtube selection of William Warfield singing the epic number from the musical Show Boat. Capo to the 5th fret to be in the key Mr. Warfield sang it. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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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.

            
            
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