CATFISH JOHN
written by Bob McDill and Alan Reynolds

CHORUS:
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Mama said don't go near that river
G D
Don't be hanging round old Catfish John
G C
Come the morning I'd always be there
G D
Walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn

C G
Take me back to another morning
C G
To a time so long ago
C G
Where the sweet magnolia blossomed
G D G
Cotton fields were white as snow


Catfish John was a river hobo
Lived and died by the river's bend
Looking back I still remember
I was proud to be his friend

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Born a slave in the town of Richmond
Traded for a chestnut mare
Lord he never spoke in anger
Though his load was hard to bear

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Walking in his footsteps in the sweet Delta dawn