Ol' man river. That ol' man river. He don't say nothin' But he must know somethin' Cause he just keeps rollin' He keeps rollin' along. Rollin' along. He don't plant tators He don't plant cotton. Them that plants 'em is soon forgotten. But ol' man river He keeps rollin' along. You and me We sweat and strain. Body all achin' And wracked with pain. Tote that barge. Lift that bale. Get a little drunk And you land in jail. I gets weary Sick of tryin' I'm tired of livin' Feared of dyin' But ol' man river He's rollin' along.