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River river river river
Plenty of water in this world
For all the flowers and the flies
Water flowing down the river
Salmon swimming up the river
Boatmen working on the river
People fishing in the river

Yippi-i-ay yippi-i-o
I wonder where that old river goes
Holy mackeral holy cow
I wonder where that old river is now

Poor man working on the river
He works all day so he can sleep at night
The weekend comes he goes fishing then
But his luck is bad the fish don't bite
Water flowing to the ocean
Through cities and towns along the way
Poor man drowns in the river
It carries his body far away

Yippi-i-ay yippi-i-o
I wonder where old man river goes
Holy mackeral holy cow
I wonder where that old river is now

River river river river
Plenty of water in this world
For all the flowers and the flies
Sewage flowing down the river
Carp are swimming up the river
Mattress is floating on the river
People are drowning in the river

Yippi-i-ay yippi-i-o
I wonder where that old river goes
Holy mackeral holy cow
I wonder where that old river is now


Lyrics submitted by joelm

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