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Johnny Russell - Catfish John (Chord)
Album: Greatest Hits (1993)
Submitter: Ray Terry (110) on 3/15/08
Month Views: 87 | Total Views: 17,355
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Catfish John
Johnny Russell

Chorus

G                   C          G  
Mama said don't go near that river
                                     D
Don't be hangin' around old catfish John
          G            C        G
Come the morning I'd always be there
                                  D           G
Walking in his footsteps in the  sweet delta dawn.

G       C                G
Let me dream of another morning
       C            G
And a time so long ago
          C               G
When the sweet magnolias blossomed
         D                   G
Cotton fields were white as snow.

G        C                G
Catfish John was a river hobo
  C                  G
Livin' by the river bend
          C              G
Thinkin' back I still remember
        D               G
I was proud to be his friend.

Repeat Chorus

G       C                    G
Born a slave in the town of Vicksburg
        C              G
Traded for a chestnut mare
               C             G
But still he never spoke in anger
             D               G
Though his load was hard to bear.

Repeat Chorus

G                   C         G 
Mama said don't go near that river
                                     D   (Fade Out)
Don't be hangin' around old catfish John
 
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