Roll On Mighty River

Story Behind The Song

My dad grew up in southern Illinois. Every year we'd go back to visit his home. Many times we'd be re-routed due to flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Many of these folks talked of their sandbagging, packing and moving as just part of the

Song Description

People who live along "mighty rivers" are special folks. Some have lived there generations and have learned that packing up moving until flood waters recede and then cleaning up and moving back in is a way of life

Song Length 2:50 Genre Country - Contemporary
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Will Language English
Era 2000 and later


Roll On Mighty River
Dave Hawkins

Roll on mighty river
Roll on through the night
Roll on Mississippi
With all of your might

River flowing deep and wide
River roll just like a tide
That won?t stop growing till it reaches shore
Things were bad I knew they couldn?t get worse
Now there?s mud where once fertile earth
Gave the crops that fed my family and me


My grand-dad built this town
Now the river?s trying to tear it down
Taking lives and all their memories
But this town?s not just bricks and stone
It?s the heart that makes it a home
It?s that heart that?ll build it again


©2004 J. David Hawkins- BMI
Mountainside Music Publishing

Lyrics Dave Hawkins Music Dave Hawkins
Producer Bil VornDick Publisher Mountainside Music
Performance Dave Hawkins Label Mountainside Audio
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