Black Water

Doobie Brothers

 

Am7       D       Am7     D

 

            Am7          D                    Am7           D

Well, I built me a raft and she's ready for floating.

Am7        D                   Am7         D

Old Mississippi, she's calling my name.

Am7            D                      Am7             D

Catfish are jumping -- that paddlewheel thumping.

         Am7             D            Am7             D

Black water keeps rolling on past just the same.

 

G

Old black water, keep on rolling.

Bb

Mississippi Moon, won't you keep on shining on me?

G

Old black water, keep on rolling.

Bb

Mississippi Moon, won't you keep on shining on me?

G

Old black water, keep on rolling.

Bb                                                                    A

Mississippi Moon, won't you keep on shining on me?

Em7                A                 Em7

Yeah, keep on shining your light.

                    A        Em7                                A                          Em7

Gonna make everything, pretty mama, gonna make everything all right.

           D                Am7                      D              Am7       A

And I ain't got no worries, because I ain't in no hurry at all.

 

Em7      A       Am7       D         Am7

 

D               Am7             D

Well, if it rains, I don't care.

D                     Am7

Don't make no difference to me.

D                     Am7                    D          Am7

Just take that streetcar that's going uptown.

D                       Am7                    D                    Am7                 D

Yeah, Iíd like to hear some funky Dixieland and dance a honky-tonk.

                  Am7                      D           Am7       D

And I'll be buying everybody drinks all around.

 


G

Old black water, keep on rolling.

Bb

Mississippi Moon, won't you keep on shining on me?

G

Old black water, keep on rolling.

Bb

Mississippi Moon, won't you keep on shining on me?

G

Old black water, keep on rolling.

Bb                                                                      A

Mississippi Moon, won't you keep on shining on me?

Em7                A                 Em7

Yeah, keep on shining your light.

                    A        Em7                                A                          Em7

Gonna make everything, pretty mama, gonna make everything all right.

           D                Am7                      D              Am7       A

And I ain't got no worries, because I ain't in no hurry at all.

 

Em7      A       Am7       D         Am7

 

                Am7                    D

I'd like to hear some funky Dixieland.

           Am7                         D

Pretty mama come take me by the hand.

            Am7                                     D

By the hand.            Take me by the hand.

I want to honky-tonk              honky-tonk.

                                    Am7                               D

Pretty mama, come and dance with your daddy all night long.

           Honky-tonk                                 with you all night long

 

G

Old black water, keep on rolling.

Bb

Mississippi Moon, won't you keep on shining on me?

G

Old black water, keep on rolling.

Bb

Mississippi Moon, won't you keep on shining on me?

This song should be played in "Double Drop D" Tuning