JJ Cale - Stone River Lyrics




Stone river
Water ain't runnin' no more
Stone river
Water ain't runnin' no more
Man he done cut if off
And moved it all around
There ain't no river runnin'
No water can't be found

Stone river
Water ain't runnin' no more
Fish ain't swimmin'
Ain't no fish around nowhere
Fish ain't swimmin'
Ain't nobody seem to care
They botteled up and dammed it
Choked it up and jammed it
Killed the life around it
And stole it like a bandit

Stone river
Water ain't runnin' no more
What used to be a river
Now is just an empty site
Ain't no vegetation
It's just an agitation
It don't seem right
There ain't no trees a growin'
No animals are showin'
What used to be a stream
Is now just a dream

Stone river
Water ain't runnin' nowhere
Stone river
Water ain't runnin' no more
Man he done cut it off
And moved it all around
There ain't no river runnin'
No water can't be found

Stone river
Water ain't runnin' no more
They botteled up and dammed it
Choked it up and jammed it
Killed the life around it
And stole it like a bandit

Stone river
Water ain't runnin' no more
There ain't no trees a growin'
No animals are showin'
What used to be a stream
Is now just a dream
Stone river
Water ain't runnin' nowhere
Stone river
Water ain't runnin' no more





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  1. Roy Mullins

    Speaking the truth. Today on January 27, 2020. Fish aint swimming no mo. Too much POLLUTION.

  2. Casa Del Amo

    the cost to build houses is very cheap already..building houses based on cost, is not the problem, it's getting past the local ordinances at city hall, and high cost of pulling permits . then buying land to build on, .

  3. Eric Radle

    This is gold

  4. Linda Martin

    BeautifulThanks Great. Song❤️💯❣️🌹💕🍷🍓💋🔥

  5. Linda Martin

    Great music💯💯💯💯💯

  6. Mike Crake

    Ahh JJ, legend. Great sounds. Always close by. RIP sir.

  7. Randy Main

    Still digen tour tones JJCale

  8. Sueli Nogueira do Bonfim Pessoa

    Eu condiderava o Chuck Berry o monstro do Rock, Blue, Souls mas esse cara, J.J.Cale é maravilhoso... que delicia ouvi- lo . Que dez Oh Mary.

  9. Angry Midget 77

    All of these stars want to get noticed for there talent ......and then wheN they get FAme and get notice and live like KINGS $$$$$they dont want the papprazzi.following them........but in the beginning they wanted everybody to see there talent................WTF

    Blackeesh

    They want to sell their talent,not their image.just because artists have a shit ton of money,doesnt mean they wouldn't trade most of it for a little privacy.being a millionaire is a dumb mans dream,creating art without the fear of not having basic needs met is every artists dream.

  10. optimus

    Who's listining this today on jj cale passing 6 years today. rip

    Stanley Whittington

    optimus - I'll be listening to JJ Cale as long as I still have ears. If the only gifts Oklahoma ever gave the world were JJ Cale and Leon Russell, it would have been enough. I actually got to meet and talk with JJ Cale at a show of his in Lafayette La. Saw Leon several times over the years. So sad that they aren't around anymore - but thankfully, they both left us their music.

  11. Horacio Bollati

    maravilloso !!!

  12. Clément Lefebvre

    didnt know that first older version, love it :) :) thanks !!

  13. Gerald West

    Top dog excellence!

  14. Ds Ck

    Excellent 2nd take as to Quality of the Music/Song.

  15. Stan Smith

    Amazing song !!!

  16. markku antero

    ihana teos

  17. ——————

    Where do I find this first version?

    chicohowat

    J J Cale - To Tulsa And Back - Album - 2004

  18. mike white

    I love to expose People to JJ Cale in Foreign countries. They love Him.

  19. freejoco

    this song is so greaaaaat!!

  20. RedHawk

    Anyone up and dancing? Life is short...

    Profiledek

    Prefiro tocar viola ;)

  21. Nick C

    The first version's main advantage is a better sounding bass guitar, that vintage bass tone, the organ is not covering any bass part, that's a warm beefy electric bass. Great track.

  22. walendxweg

    Le 21 décembre 2018 nice carnet de bottes troumoh klass TeK Tony E t Klaudie kx Hello

  23. bodhicitta

    Sooo good

  24. Patrick Tempel

    I'm surprised I've never heard it before. I need to listen to more of his stuff, i only have a couple of his CDs.

    chicohowat

    J J Cale - To Tulsa And Back - Album - 2004

  25. Karim Rifaat

    You tube c'est really

  26. Karim Rifaat

    A ce point

  27. SAMBA MACHINERY RECORDS

    COOL AS ALWAYS

  28. Zyriab

    Second version starts at 3:45

    Terry Leskow

    Stone river good name😏

  29. Zyriab

    Remembering the valley south of Orgiva, Granada, Andalucía, Spain. They deviated the river for the avocado farms. Now the valley is dry and dying. Thanks for the upload. :)

  30. surfingsage

    I wonder if the latter part is actually from the Tulsa and Back album. It sounds like a live version.

  31. Blues Rain

    Stone River........

  32. Kuno Klampfer

    everyone should here this music- slow down

  33. bobbyforce1

    Absolutely fantastic beyond repair

  34. mrkingcat2

    Maaan this is one good jam !

  35. Count Blue

    A rare tune. Good to be reminded of it. Thanks.

  36. Steve Sheldon

    On the first listen I picked the older one for its classic cheap old guitar, lo-fi, homemade JJ sound. But that guitar solo in the newer one is also classic JJ. So, I'll just listen to both back to back until they meld together in my mind and become one extended song.

  37. El Bonomo

    2nd version...definitely

  38. Lola Ayala Sánchez

    for me tooooooooooo it,s very good¡¡¡¡¡ you will alweys be in my life.I love you

  39. julius grigo

    Хороша песенка

  40. Stefano Tuttobene

    Better Guy, not Lady... I've seen you badly...

  41. Stefano Tuttobene

    <3 Thank you Lady!

  42. Karen D

    Ol JJ never much went in fir the greenie religion. but you could never accuse him of not keeping up

  43. Angie Lawson

    SOONERNATION TILL WE DIE! RIP JJ 💙

  44. mark1952able

    kEEP SHARING THIS...............it'S RELEVANT NOW DAYS~

  45. scal92253

    2nd version is definitely the best in my opinion.... Great guitar at 5:10

  46. Michael Clausen

    yeah man soo great so every weekend got clean one month got smoking next 6 months on tour i could do itlike you j.j. :-) lova ya :-)

  47. Larry LeBlanc

    water be frozen up here in canada...love this guys tunes

  48. Tiger Luver

    Bad Ass!!!!! Luv This!!!

  49. walendxweg

    /LES INDIENNES court VAN D ELLES ENCORE long time SEMER LE TROUBLE NOUS ENGRANGEONS SOUL L EPAVE LES STRAND NEONS DES GLXSS RUNONNES MOLIGNASE ECHO BAR SIRENES GACHERE SPÏRITS OF ANCIENNE NORMANDY la chanson de DELPHINE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyP_uffkrrM VOULEZ VOUS Going up the Country" -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf0Dm-OaTNk Canned Heat / WOODSTOCK '69 NICE TEXTE EN THEM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8R7ZD26qYg&t=82s Les valseuses au complet 18:42 SECONDES OU L ON NE VOUS DEMANDERA PAS VOS PASSPIRES // Elles recommencent A ECHOUER chez here tourne lire en trAversiére SANS QUITTER LES LAND fun dés PISTES EN CYCLE ALLANT BIKE ART OSEZ

  50. Pavle Todorovic

    great work...both versions are very good, each in its way
    one of my Cales favourites

  51. Didier Petit

    such good memories .....so long J J Cale ...

  52. imskeptic1

    As a long time JJ fan, I have to admit I've never heard this one before. Actually, I like em both. Thanks for this.

  53. Julian Vickery

    "Stone River" by JJ Cale (from his 2004 album "Tulsa & Back")
    https://youtu.be/iFOzPY_ZF0c

    Lyrics:
    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    Man he done cut if off
    And moved it all around
    There ain't no river runnin'
    No water can't be found

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    Fish ain't swimmin'
    Ain't no fish around nowhere
    Fish ain't swimmin'
    Ain't nobody seem to care
    They botteled up and dammed it
    Choked it up and jammed it
    Killed the life around it
    And stole it like a bandit

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    What used to be a river
    Now is just an empty site
    Ain't no vegetation
    It's just an agitation
    It don't seem right
    There ain't no trees a growin'
    No animals are showin'
    What used to be a stream
    Is now just a dream

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' nowhere
    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    Man he done cut it off
    And moved it all around
    There ain't no river runnin'
    No water can't be found

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    They botteled up and dammed it
    Choked it up and jammed it
    Killed the life around it
    And stole it like a bandit

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    There ain't no trees a growin'
    No animals are showin'
    What used to be a stream
    Is now just a dream
    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' nowhere
    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more

  54. Stephen Hughes

    If you don't like this song you probably didn't love Lucy either.

  55. Cochi Vizio

    👏👏

  56. matt bluesmain

    get your guitar and play along
    say 200 times to start
    feel yourself inside the song
    live the magic

  57. eve silence

    Never ever forgotten J.J. ♥️♥️♥️

  58. Rosalie DeGregory

    Thanks for posting and commenting on the two versions, Hanuman. I agree with you. Love it.

  59. USG- 64

    This version is awesome! Thank you!!

  60. Allen Steele

    ¿De qual río esta hablando?

  61. mariabeatriz mariantebrutto

    Sooooooo goooooooood!

  62. Graham Byrne

    jj cale and beers on a Friday...canae beat it...oh and..thru the week too :)

  63. Gio Mar

    grandissimoooo. ..unico oooo. .j j..

  64. aaronstandingbear

    "Stone River"

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    Man he done cut if off
    And moved it all around
    There ain't no river runnin'
    No water can't be found

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    Fish ain't swimmin'
    Ain't no fish around nowhere
    Fish ain't swimmin'
    Ain't nobody seem to care
    They botteled up and dammed it
    Choked it up and jammed it
    Killed the life around it
    And stole it like a bandit

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    What used to be a river
    Now is just an empty site
    Ain't no vegetation
    It's just an agitation
    It don't seem right
    There ain't no trees a growin'
    No animals are showin'
    What used to be a stream
    Is now just a dream

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' nowhere
    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    Man he done cut it off
    And moved it all around
    There ain't no river runnin'
    No water can't be found

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    They botteled up and dammed it
    Choked it up and jammed it
    Killed the life around it
    And stole it like a bandit

    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more
    There ain't no trees a growin'
    No animals are showin'
    What used to be a stream
    Is now just a dream
    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' nowhere
    Stone river
    Water ain't runnin' no more

    Count Blue

    Thanks for the lyrics.
    I am collecting all his songs to play them on guitar.

  65. nicole Charfoulet

    y a qd même 14 sans goût. C est triste!

  66. Graham Spaull

    does anyone know what album the second recording came from?

  67. jo carr

    This tune..., History repeats itself now with our children facing What We Allow To Be!!!Blessings to All !

  68. John Hardesty

    72 THUMBS DOWN, NEED THOSE THUMBS STUCK UP THEIR ASSES!

    Eric Writes

    thanks for your bravery...for the life of me i can't see how trolls spend their sorry lives

    John Hardesty

    @Eric Writes OH SHUCKS, YOU JUST SEND MONEY!

    Eric Writes

    what is it you meant?

  69. Michael Kelly

    fracking..thanks j j...

  70. elisabetng1

    Was watching dog the bounty hunter..I discovered this JJ Cale... instant fan..

  71. Karl Florian

    jj cale JAH!!!❤....er hat mir das Gitarrenspiel beigebracht!!!❤...

  72. J L

    Trying to find what year the first (older-sounding) version came out. No avail.

    Anyone know?

    chicohowat

    J J Cale - To Tulsa And Back - Album - 2004

  73. Eric Writes

    JJ wrote enviro themed songs; the man went everywhere..his intellect reflects extreme awareness.

    Greg Vlahos

    Eric Writes your an idiot

    Eric Writes

    fuck you

    Eric Writes

    anyone who disses jj cale - calling you stupid is an insult to stupid people

    Freddie Gibson

    Eric Writes. eric sux

    mike white

    @Eric Writes Listen to this Vlahos wanker. JJ Cale writes , and Eric Clapton writes. THEY BOTH WRITE.. LOL , but this Greg.....I wonder what He does ???!!!!!! Y Jue Puta !!!!!

  74. Rm M

    I think the Grasshopper album was one of his finest

  75. MANEATINGFOOTSTOOL

    I disagree with the uploader, I find the second one to be preferable. it's got that great guitar part in the middle. Just screams drugs! also did you know he had a recording trailer with 84 guitars in it?

    mrkingcat2

    MANEATINGFOOTSTOOL
    Ya i think i know exactly what ya mean ;)

  76. Atondro Mahmud

    This man is Intoxicated

    franklin alexander Colmenarez

    +Atondro Mahmud hahahaha lmfao

    Neil Pincus

    So am I.

    Allen Steele

    No sé si es boracho o no, solamente, que es bien oir con uno bebo o más abajo de su cinta - como todo los canciones de este músico.

  77. Marcus Fidel

    Clean blues lick. Laconic vocals. You are missed JJ Cale.

    Allen Steele

    Es genio

  78. Brigitte Soubry

    een mooi nummer voor een zaterdag avond me gusta

  79. oleole52

    Quite odd.Not a single comment about what the song is about.

    Devil's Advocate

    including yours.

    rodsreel

    +Devil's Advocate - And yours

    cisco ranger

    slavery

    cisco ranger

    or the Collorado riv

  80. BigCoolViking. G.S.

    Think I just finally got a good name for the house I am about to build on a riverbank in Scotland..... Seriously!

    mark galetti

    tom scott I would love to fish Scotland but I'm stuck here in the Poconos and Catskills of Pennsylvania to the east of me.
    and to the West. the Wind River in Wyoming. And when night falls I cranked up JJ Cale and let it reverberate through the canyon

    Alexander Mills

    House built yet? Alex in Norway, born in Stirling.....

    mike white

    4 Years on , I hope You are happy at "stone river" ...from Me , currently on the bank of the Muddy Mekong River .....Thai/Lao border.

    mike white

    Sorry , I forgot to thank J.J. Rest in Peace Friend.

    SkeligMichael

    Another great song of the master.

  81. Tom Gillespie

    Thanks so much for this!!

  82. rodsreel

    This song has the groove of river flowing through the mountains in the night.

    MrMajar9

    didn t you listen to them words..."water ain t runnin no more "

    rodsreel

    didn't you listen to them grooves....words don't make the groove.

    Zyriab

    Sometime it does... maybe you're both correct ? Maybe he's calling the water, so it'll flow again ?

    Karim Rifaat

    Karim rifaat11o6 un rêve

  83. psynapsurfa technoshaman

    true story .. same in my household.

  84. calvin pieters

    I grew up with his music... My parents raised me well!! R.I.P JJ Cale.

  85. Schello Faq

    R.I.P. at MR. Blues J.J.

  86. Martin Rivera

    Ke buena canción sobre el río de piedra, ke estaría pensando

  87. Enrique Rivero

    DESCANSE EN PAZ MAESTRO...

  88. Josef Bruckner

    both versions are amazing

  89. ian bremner

    stoooone river ohhh yehhhh

  90. JangoManiac56

    Am am in what used to be the country and this song says it all. Nature is about to majorly subside.

  91. JangoManiac56

    Thank you so much for sharing, aside from the groovy groove; the lyrics epitomizes the day we now find ourselves living in..

  92. Gill Lorne Chalmers

    love it!!!

  93. mark bing

    Cool blue ...foot tapping wonder from Mr JJGrooveCale ....again ,again ,again ...

  94. jsebsteelguitar

    @buuri1
    agree!!! :-)

  95. yingiho

    unbelievably beautiful.

    Chris Hull

    I've been a j j fan since '70 I describe his sound as rocking slow music. You

  96. solinjar

    @santapeter me too,which album is this?

  97. santapeter

    Have many JJ albums, but never heard this. excellent !!