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All the Boats Are Gonna Rise

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1. All the Boats Are Gonna Rise


I don’t know but I been told

No need to worry ‘cause the levee’s gonna hold

No need to worry ‘cause the levee’s gonna hold

Don’t you know the levee’s gonna hold


Well, the man say, poor boy, don’t you realize

High water comin’ all the boats are gonna rise

High water comin’ all the boats are gonna rise

Told me all the boats are gonna rise


Well, his good fortune will shine on my shack

Poor boy ridin’ on a rich man’s back

Poor boy ridin’ on a rich man’s back

Told me all the boats are gonna rise


Well, folks around here they do what they must

They don’t need no government to tell ‘em who to trust

They don’t need no government to tell ‘em who to trust

Don’t you know the levee’s gonna hold


If it smells like trouble don’t lay your money down

Get yourself a shovel, dig a hole in the ground

Get yourself a shovel, dig a hole in the ground

Don’t you know the levee’s gonna hold


Well, we hauled our rigs to higher ground

Fat cats laughin’ as we pulled out of town

Fat cats laughin’ as we pulled out of town

Don’t you know the levee’s gonna hold


When the levee let go with a lonesome sigh

We gathered up the bodies and we stacked ‘em up high

We gathered up the bodies and we stacked ‘em up high

Don’t you know we stacked ‘em up high


Mud on the rooftops, limbs in the trees

It takes a Mississippi bring a man to his knees

It takes a Mississippi bring a man to his knees

Don’t you know the levee’s gonna hold


Well, I put what was left of his pride in my pack

Rich man ridin’ on a poor boy’s back

Rich man ridin’ on a poor boy’s back

Told me all the boats were gonna rise