FRANK ZARUBA,  songwriter/Pub

FRANK ZARUBA, songwriter/Pub

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Country - General | TEMPLE, Texas, United States
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61

Song Description

RE-LIVING BOYHOOD WITH LOVE FOR HIS ENVIRONMENT.

Story Behind the Song

Going back to your roots.

Lyrics



OLD MAN RIVER AND ME

V.1) THERE'S A ROADSIDE TAVERN BY THE WHITEHAIR BRIDGE
OLD MILWAUKEE IN AN UPRIGHT FRIDGE
AND THE FRIED CATFISH IS HEAVEN ON A PAPER PLATE.
CORNER JUKEBOX ON A PINEWOOD FLOOR
MERITA BREAD SIGN ON THE FRONT SCREEN DOOR
CRICKETS AND WORMS IN A BAITBOX JUST OUTSIDE.

V.2) THERE'S A BALD EAGLE WATCHIN' FROM A CYPRESS TREE
SPANISH MOSS HANGIN' LIKE A CANOPY
ABOVE A YOUNG BOY SITTIN' ON THE BANK WITH AN OLD CANE POLE.

RACCOON WASHES OFF A FRESH CAUGHT BREAM
IN THE COOL WATER WHERE THE MANATEE SWIM.
THAT OLD GREY HERON IS HOPIN' JUST TO STEAL A MEAL.

C.) WELL I WAS RAISED ON THE ST. JOHNS RIVER
A PART OF MY HEART AND SOUL THAT'LL NEVER DIE.
THE ROOTS OF MY FAMILY TREE RUN DEEP.
STRONG AND STEADY AS A CYPRESS TREE
AND THAT'S WHY..........IT'LL ALWAYS BE,........ OLD MAN RIVER AND ME.

V.3) YELLOW MOON HANGS IN THE MIDNIGHT SKY,
DOWN ON THE WATER NEAR THE COUNTY LINE
SHADOWS DANCE ON THE GROUND 'NEATH THE SHADY OAK TREES
BULLFROG CRIES IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
LOOKIN' FOR A LOVER, BUT STAYIN OUTTA SIGHT.
'CAUSE OLD MAN GATOR'S GONNA COME AROUND LATER ON.

V.4) IN THE CORNER OF THE BAR A YOUNG BOY SINGS
GUITAR STRUMMIN' BLACK DIAMOND STRINGS.
PLAYIN' FOR THE FOLKS WHO HAVE COME FROM FAR AND WIDE.
NOW, WHO WOULD'VE KNOWN THAT BOY WAS ME
MID-SUMMER NINETEEN SEVENTY-THREE
THIRTY YEARS LATER I'M STILL HERE AND PROUD TO SAY....

C.) RFEPEAT, TAG, END

(C) MidTex Music
3105 Montana Dr.,
Temple, Tx 76502
254-778-7537

Words & Music by Darryl S. Brannen

Song Length
3:20
Genres
Country - Contemporary, Country - Traditional
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Peaceful, Peaceful

Subject Matter
Freedom, Peace

Similar Artist
Alan Jackson
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits DARRYL S. BRANNEN
Music Credits DARRYL S. BRANNEN
Producer Credits UNKNOWN
Publisher Credits MIDTEX MUSIC
Performance Credits BMI
Label Credits NO LABEL