Aretha Franklin - Muddy Water Lyrics




Baby we’ve got to have us a little talk
Gonna have to pack up my things I’m gonna walk
You say a dollar goes from hand to hand
But before I see you go from woman to woman
I’d rather drink muddy water
Sleep out in a hollow log, yes I would

I love you baby but you just won’t be fair
I don’t believe you know how to be on the square
Now go on and have your fun and if you must
But before I have another man that I cannot trust
I’d rather drink muddy water
Sleep out in a hollow log, yeah

You promised me you were gonna live by the golden rule
I work all day and walk just like a fool
For you my kisses are sweet as they can be
But before I see you make a stone fool out of me
I’d rather drink muddy water
Yes I’d rather drink muddy water
I’d rather drink muddy water
Oh yes I would

I’d rather drink muddy water
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yes I would
Show me the way, way, way, way, way down
To that place I can find that muddy water
I’ll go ahead and turn it on up
I say I’d rather drink muddy water
I’d rather drink muddy, muddy, muddy water
Sleep out in a hollow log





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Aretha Franklin Muddy Water Comments
  1. Caira Lee

    2019. Forever.

  2. Elaine S

    she is the absolute best

  3. phil zwo

    Drink Muddy Water

  4. Créole Lady

    Good Lauud, I’ve drank a glass or two. Got a glass in the fridge 👍🏽.

  5. ROL G Songwriter - No ads in here !

    Amazing stuff. Who plays what?

  6. Mk Will

    One of my favourite songs that Aretha did... exquisite

  7. Elaine S

    All hail the Queen. She will live on in all of her glory.

  8. Kermit yeeter

    Listening to this now. Discovered it on a comp - Ladies Sing the Blues. They lyrics are very Aretha. Strong, stubborn, confident and unapologetic.

  9. Elaine S

    I understand this.

  10. C Flow

    Ok, here's my thoughts. LOVE ME SOME REE! Now...I am glad you posted this because it was not LIVE as we thought. Live track was added to the Aretha "Yeah" album because Columbia didnt think it would fly just flat out. The entire album was studio recorded. Whatever the case, I love this. Long live The Queen. Dinah Washington was Queen of the Blues and Ree came right behind her with her brand of gospel/soul. Yep! 

  11. Jeff McCormack

    Great tune man

  12. Ainsleigh Mae

    @Cernuus You're looking for blues if you like Miss Frankin here. So, I'd go for Etta James, Lou Rawls, Billie Holiday, Joe Williams, and Eric Clapton. Hope that helps you. :)

  13. Ainsleigh Mae

    I go ahead and turn it on up
    I say id rather drink muddy water
    I’d rather drink muddy muddy muddy water
    Stay out in a hollow log

  14. Ainsleigh Mae

    I’d rather drink muddy water
    Sleep out in a hollow log

    Yeah,

    You promised me you were gon’ be a [….]
    I work all day and walk just like a fool for you
    My kisses are sweet as they can be
    But before I see you make a stone fool out of me
    Id rather drink muddy water
    Yes id rather drink muddy water

    Id rather drink muddy water
    Oh, yes I would oooo
    I’d rather drink muddy water
    Yeah, yes I would
    Show me the way way way way way down
    To that place I can find that muddy water

  15. Ainsleigh Mae

    @SusieAnnL I know most of them. Just one line.

    Baby we’ve got to have us a little talk
    Gon’ have to pack my things I’m gonna walk
    You say a dollar goes from hand to hand
    But before I see you go from woman to woman
    I’d rather drink muddy water
    Sleep out in a hollow log

    Yes I will,

    I love you baby but you just wont be fair
    I don’t believe you know how to be on the square
    Now go on and have your fun and if you must
    But before I have another man that I cannot trust

  16. Cernuus

    Could you pls recommend me some other artists/songs similar to this one? this jazzy song is great..

  17. SoberGeorge

    Thank you! She is the queen.