DEEP RIVER BLUES

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  • DEEP RIVER BLUES
    “Doc” Watson is an American guitar player, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk,
    country, blues and gospel music. He has won seven Grammy awards as well as a
    Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Watson’s flatpicking skills and knowledge of
    traditional American music is highly regarded. He performed with his son Merle for over
    15 years until Merle’s death in an accident on the family farm. According to Doc on his
    three CD biographical recording Legacy, he got the nickname “Doc” during a live radio
    broadcast when the announcer remarked that his given name Arthel was odd and he
    needed an easy nickname to go by. A fan in the crowd shouted “Call him Doc!”
    presumably in reference to the Sherlock Holmes sidekick Doctor Watson. The name stuck
    ever since.
    Let it rain, let it pour,
    Let it rain a whole lot more,
    ‘Cause I got them deep river blues.
    Let the rain drive right on,
    Let the waves sweep along,
    ‘Cause I got them deep river blues.
    My old gal’s a good old pal,
    And she looks like a water fowl,
    When I get them deep river blues.
    Ain’t no one to cry for me,
    And the fish all go out on a spree
    When I get them deep river blues.
    Give me back my old boat,
    I’m gonna sail if she’ll float,
    ‘Cause I got them deep river blues,
    I’m goin’ back to Muscle Shoals,
    Times are better there I’m told,
    Cause I got them deep river blues.
    Let it rain, let it pour,
    Let it rain a whole lot more,
    ‘Cause I got them deep river blues,
    Let the rain drive right on,
    Let the waves sweep along,
    ‘Cause I got them deep river blues.
    If my boat sinks with me.
    I’ll go down, don’t you see,
    ‘Cause I got them deep river blues,
    Now I’m gonna say goodbye,
    And if I sink, just let me die,
    ‘Cause I got them deep river blues.
    Let it rain, let it pour,
    Let it rain a whole lot more,
    ‘Cause I got them deep river blues,
    Let the rain drive right on,
    Let the waves sweep along,
    ‘Cause I got them deep river blues