I'VE BEEN FLOATING DOWN THE OLD GREEN RIVER
(Joe Cooper / Bert Kalmar) (1915)
Rick Gay; Turk Murphy Jazz Band.
Half past four, Dan Mc Graw, came sneak-ing to his wif-ey's door.
She'd been wait-ing up all night, Wait-ing for him to go to bed.
Dan-ny smiled, like a child, but his wif-ey grew very wild
Where have you been all night long?, she cried
And this is what Dan-ny re-plied:
I've been float-ing down the old green riv-er on the good ship Rock and Rye.
But I floated to far, I got stuck on a bar,
I was out there a-lone, wish-ing that I was home.
The ship got wrecked with the captain and crew,
And there was on-ly one thing left to do,
So I had to drink the whole green riv-er dry
to get back home to you.
Do you think she bought his story?