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Black Water
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

Black Water Chords And Lyrics By The Doobie Brothers

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Black Water
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

This song was a #1 hit song for the Doobies in mid March 1975 from the album "What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits".

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes 
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = arpeggio with steady up and down along with a down down up down up chop strum
  • Picking =  Yes
  • Chords = Am7, D, G, A#, Em, A

Black Water Lyrics

Well, I built me a raft and she's ready for floatin'
Ol' Mississippi, she's callin' my name
Catfish are jumpin', that paddle wheel thumpin'
Black water keeps rollin' on past just the same

Old black water, keep on rollin' - Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Old black water, keep on rollin' - Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Old black water, keep on rollin' - Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Yeah, keep on shinin' your light - Gonna make everything
Pretty mama, gonna make everything all right
And I ain't got no worries - 'Cause I ain't in no hurry at all

Well, if it rains, I don't care - Don't make no difference to me
Just take that streetcar that's goin' uptown
Yeah, I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland and dance a honky-tonk
And I'll be buyin' ev'rybody drinks all 'roun'

Old black water, keep on rollin' - Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Old black water, keep on rollin' - Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Old black water, keep on rollin' - Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me?
Yeah, keep on shinin' your light - Gonna make everything
Pretty mama, gonna make everything all right
And I ain't got no worries - 'Cause I ain't in no hurry at all

I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland - Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
(By the hand) hand (take me by the hand) pretty mama
Gonna dance with your daddy all night long
I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland - Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
(By the hand) hand (take me by the hand) pretty mama
Gonna dance with your daddy all night long
I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland - Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
(By the hand) hand (take me by the hand) pretty mama
Gonna dance with your daddy all night long
I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland - Pretty mama, come and take me by the hand
(By the hand) hand (take me by the hand) pretty mama
Gonna dance with your daddy all night long

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