Driftwood On The River

Cat. #0463 (MFH #150) - As sung by Mr. Fred Smith, Bentonville, Arkansas on January 20, 1960

I'm just driftwood on th river, drifting with th tide
I don't care where this ole river carries me
I'm drifting just because my heart is broke inside
An' I'm tired of wishing for what cannot be

I may meet some bit of driftwood lost th same as I
Change a handshake an' a friendly tear or two
But it's always good luck, how I got t' say goodbye
I must wander on to keep my rendevouz

Though, I drift through town an' city, I can never stay
For I find no place to call my home, sweet home
I don't ask for help or pity, I just go my way
All I'm praying for is peace to dream alone

I'm just driftwood on th river an' I'm drifting on
Till th weary river meets th deep blue sea
Where th deep blue sea may help me to forget someone
Yes, that careless one who has forgotten me

In my heart I don't feel bitter over what has been
I'm just sorry for th one I must forget
An' instead of being someone with a world to win
I'm just driftwood on th river of regret