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Johnny Russell - Catfish John chords

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D                   G
Mama said don't go near that river. 
D                                   A
Don't be hanging around old Catfish John.
D                        G
But come the morning I'd always be there
D                                D           D
Walking in his footsteps in the sweet delta dawn.

        G                    D         
Born a slave in the town of Vicksburg 
       G             D
Traded for a chestnut mare
         G               D     
He never spoke a word in anger,
 D          A                D
 though his load was hard to bare

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Catfish John was a river hobo
he lived and died on the river bend
Thinking back I still remember
I was proud to be his friend.

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Let me dream of another morning 
and a time so long ago
When the sweet magnolias blossomed 
and the cotton fields were white as snow

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