Oak Ridge Boys, The - Gonna Take A Lot Of River (Mississippi, Monongahela) Lyrics




I ain't gonna ride no rail or hitchhike down no highway
I ain't going nowhere feeling the way I do.
Because my baby's long gone and nothings going my way
I'm gonna let this muddy water just wash away my blues.

It’s gonna take a lot of river,
To keep this broken heart afloat,
Gonna take a lot of river
Running all the live long day,
Gonna take the Mississippi, the Monongahela and the Ohio,
Gonna take a lot of river
To wash these blues away.

Well, I wish I was tug boat pushing and pulling them barges along
Moving on the water with a heart made of iron and steel
There wouldn't be no women who could ever take my loving and do me wrong
I could work all day with nothing in the world to feel.

It’s gonna take a lot of river,
To keep this broken heart afloat,
Gonna take a lot of river
Running all the live long day,
Gonna take the Mississippi, the Monongahela and the Ohio,
Gonna take a lot of river
To wash these blues away.

Is she in New Orleans
Is she a cajun queen
I wonder what she's doing now
But if I know her she's got rings and furs,
Struggling along somehow
Struggling along somehow.

It’s gonna take a lot of river,
To keep this broken heart afloat,
Gonna take a lot of river
Running all the live long day,
Gonna take the Mississippi, the Monongahela and the Ohio,
Gonna take a lot of river
To wash these blues away.

It’s gonna take a lot of river,
To keep this broken heart afloat,
Gonna take a lot of river
Running all the live long day,
Gonna take the Mississippi, the Monongahela and the Ohio,
Gonna take a lot of river
To wash these blues away.
It’s gonna take a lot of river
To wash these blues away.





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  1. niteal416

    So glad you reposted this one, Dan.

    BestClassicCountryMusic

    I really enjoy the Steve Sanders years...brought a new swagger to The Oaks...passed far too soon though...thanks Dan

  2. Marryann Lamb

    Thanks Dan another great song.

    BestClassicCountryMusic

    Thanks Marryann, so glad you are enjoying The Oak Ridge Boys...Dan

    Marryann Lamb

    @BestClassicCountryMusic you welcome Dan