Ol’ Man River – Lyrics

Title  Ol’ Man River
Composer  Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
Composition’s Year  1927
First Recording Artist  Jules Bledsoe
Aretha’s First Recording Year  1966

Lyrics
Here we all work, on one jar or another
Why should I work while he rolls blaze?
I get tired, so tired and weary
Got to keep tolling day by day

Ol’ man river, ol’ man river
He don’t say nothin’, but he must know somethin’
Ol’ man river keeps on rollin’ along, ah ah

No, he don’t plant cotton, he don’t plant taters
Them what plants ’em is soon forgotten
Ol’ man river keeps on rollin’ along

Well, you and me, we sweat and strain
Our bodies all achin’ and wracked with pain
Tote that barge, you better lift that bale
Get a little drunk and you land in jail

I get weary, so sick of tryin’
I’m tired of livin’, but afraid of dyin’
Ol’ man river, he keeps on rollin’ along

Well, you, you and me, we sweat and strain
Our bodies all achin’ and wracked with pain
Oh, tote that barge, you better lift that bale
Get a little drunk and you land in jail

I get weary, so sick of tryin’
Tired of livin’, but afraid of dyin’
Ol’ man river, he keeps on rollin’ along
Ol’ man river keeps on rollin’ along, yeah
Ol’ man river keeps on rollin’ along

Català – Vell Home Del Riu
Aquí tots treballem, en un flascó o un altre
Per què he de treballar mentre li surt foc?
Arribo cansada, tan cansada i esgotada
He de pagar el peatge dia a dia

Vell home del riu, vell home del riu
No diu res, però ha de saber alguna cosa
El vell home del riu segueix tirant endavant, ah ah

No, ell no planta cotó, ell no planta patates
El que ell planta s’oblida aviat
El vell home del riu segueix tirant endavant

Bé, tu i jo, suem i ens esforcem
Els nostres cossos totalment adolorits i turmentats pel dolor
Porta aquesta barcassa, serà millor que aixequis aquesta bala
Emborratxa’t una mica i acabaràs a la presó

Arribo cansada, farta d’intentar
Estic cansada de viure, però tinc por de morir
Vell home del riu, ell segueix tirant endavant

Bé, tu, tu i jo, suem i ens esforcem
Els nostres cossos totalment adolorits i turmentats pel dolor
Oh, porta aquesta barcassa, serà millor que aixequis aquesta bala
Emborratxa’t una mica i acabaràs a la presó

Arribo cansada, farta d’intentar
Cansada de viure, però espantada de morir
Vell home del riu, ell segueix tirant endavant
El vell home del riu segueix tirant endavant, sí
El vell home del riu segueix tirant endavant

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