Tom Bigbee River

Cat. #0438 (MFH #642) - As sung by Mrs. George Ripley, Milford, Missouri on December 14, 1959

On Tom Bigbee River, so bright I was born
In a hut made of husks of th tall yellow corn
T'was there that I met with my Julia, so true
On nights we rode 'round in my birch tree canoe

Then, roll your boat lightly love, over th sea
Daily an' nightly I'll wander with thee

With a hand on my banjo an' a toe t' my oar
I'll sing to th sound of th river soft roar
While the stars they look down on my Julia, so true
As I rode her along in my gum tree canoe