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Ross Campbell Lyr Req: words to Ol' Riley (5) RE: Lyr Req: words to Ol' Riley 03 Apr 19


This one? Leadbelly singing "Ol'Riley"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT8d2nRedqQ

Leadbelly lyrics for "Ol' Riley"

Here Rattler Here
Old Riley crossed the water
On them long hot summer days
Old Riley crossed the water
On them long hot summer days
Oh Sic 'im, oh sic 'im
Oh sic 'im done gone
Here rattler here
Oh sic 'im, oh sic 'im
Oh sic 'im done gone
Here rattler here
Riley crossed the water
On dem long hot summer days
Riley crossed the water
On dem long hot summer days
He's headed for the river
As sure as your born
Here, Rattler, here
He can hear the sheriff blowin his horn
Here, Rattler, here
Here old rattler
Here rattler here
Hey old rattler
Here rattler here
Oh Sic 'im, oh sic 'im
Oh sic 'im done gone
Here rattler here
Oh sic 'im, oh sic 'im
Oh sic 'im done gone
Here rattler here
Riley crossed the water
On dem long hot summer days
Riley crossed the water
On dem long hot summer days
He's headed for the river
Where we can't go
Here, Rattler, here
Headed up north for freedom land
Here, Rattler, here
Hey old rattler
Here rattler here
Hey old rattler
Here rattler here
Oh Sic 'im, oh sic 'im
Oh sic 'im done gone
Here rattler here
Oh sic 'im, oh sic 'im
Oh sic 'im done gone
Here rattler here
Old Riley crossed the water
In them long hot summer days
Old Riley crossed the water
In them long hot summer days

Rambling Jack Elliott singing -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYw-ilkgFBA

Lonnie Donegan singing (possibly in Chris Barber's Jazz Band)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDW9rqHtQCs

Ross


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