"Big River" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Robert Todd Harrell and Matthew Darrick Roberts....
Well I taught that weeping willow how to cry cry cry,
Taught the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
Tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river,
And I'm a gonna sit right here until I die.

I met her accidentally in st. Paul, Minnesota,
She tore me up everything I heard her drawl, that southern drawl.
Well I heard my dream went back downstream, cavortin' in davenport,
And I follow you big river when you called.

Well I followed her down to st. Louie, later on down the river,
Trader said she's been here, but she's gone, boy, she's gone.
Well I followed her down to Memphis, but she just walked off the bus,
She raised a few eyebrows and she went on down alone.

Well I've gotten on down to baton rouge, river queen roll on,
Take that woman down to new Orleans, new Orleans.
I give up, I've had enough, followed my blues on down to the gulf,
She loves you big river more than me.

Lyrics submitted by itsmyownmind

"Big River" as written by Johnny R. Cash

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentit's hard to imagine bob wier and jerry garcia as san fransiscans... they play off the mississippi folk/jug style music so authentically
    dylanandeadiskilleron October 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA great take on the classic Cash song ... the Dead really made it their owm...
    jimmyjackjoneson March 13, 2009   Link

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