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Catfish John

(Steve Einhorn)
written by Bob McDill, Alan Reynolds
Oh let me dream of another morning
Of a time so long ago
When the sweet magnolias blossom
And the fields were white with snow

CHORUS:
Mama said, "Don't go near the river;
Don't be hangin' round that Catfish John!"
But come morning I'll always be there
Walkin' in his footsteps in the sweet Delta dawn

Catfish John was a river hobo
Livin' down by the river's end
Lookin' back I can still remember
I was proud to be his friend

Born a slave in the town of Vicksburg
Traded for a chestnut mare
And he never spoke in anger
though the load was hard to bear