Cumberland River

Song Description

Hillbilly singer/songwriter goes to Nashville by unusual means. He floats down the Cumberland River toward Nashville, but hadn't thought about Cumberland Falls.

Song Length 3:15 Genre Country - General, Country - Bluegrass
Tempo Fast (151 - 170) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Delighted, Blissful Subject Musician, State
Similar Artists Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan Language English
Era 2000 and later


Cumberland River,take me to nashville(c) James Floyd Wilson
verse 1
My wife done told me,"you've got it ,baby.
what it takes to make it on music row.
Put on you hat, boots and blue jeans,
take your guitar,your pick and go."
The other day while I was fishing '
the idea hit to travel 200 miles
I ain't got no money,no gas in my pickup.
but my bass boat will take me there in style.
Vese 3
You see the Cumberland River runs though my
home town in southwestern Kentucky.
It winds around though the country.
Way down to Nashville town in Tennessee.
Cumberland River take me to Nashville.
In my bass boat I'll drift along.
Music city,going to be a big star.
I just know they're going to love me when I sing my sogn.
(Music interlude)
The good Lord will help me with traveling mercy.
i'll travel light, just my guitar.
One change of clothes,a few days of drafting'
Maybe catch a catfish,throw back the gar
Now I 'm on the River. Now I'mtravelin
entertained by fish a jumpin' and crow calls.
What's that ahead?Sounds like thunder.Oh,lord,I forgot
to figure on the Cumberland falls.
Repeat chorus
Yea, I Just know they're going to love me
if I survive this fall.
Repeat the chorus
Repeat last line of chorus

Lyrics James Floyd Wilson Music James Floyd Wilson
Producer James Floyd Wilson Publisher James Floyd Wilson
Performance James Floyd Wilson Label James Floyd Wilson
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