Mattie Delaney — Tallahatchie River Blues lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "Tallahatchie River Blues" by Mattie Delaney.

Lyrics

Tallahatchie River risin', Lord, it’s mighty bad
Tallahatchie River risin', Lord, it’s mighty bad
Some peoples on Tallahatchie done lost everything they had
Some people in the Delta, wondering what to do
Some people in the Delta, wondering what to do
They don’t build some levees, I don’t know what become of you
High water rising, got me troubled in mind
High water rising, got me troubled in mind
I got to go and leave my daddy behind
Lord, this water risin', and I sure can’t swim
High water risin', and I sure can’t swim
But if it keep on risin', sure gon' follow him
Gon' pack my suitcase, go back to Tennessee
Gon' pack my suitcase, go back to Tennessee
For this Tallahatchie River done got the best of me