LYRICS

Roll On

Mama said you gotta find another lover

Daddy shook his head, said you'll never recover

A broken heart is like an oil sheen

Roll on, love

Roll on

 

I'm a Mississippi chicken when it comes to lovers

to get outta this state I gotta fire the Governor

Now I float down the river like an oil sheen

Roll on, love

Roll on

Roll on, love

Roll on

Roll on, love

Roll on

 

Girl at the station got a lovely number

pale blue eyes and the sweetest mother

Her first wet kiss made my river run clean

Roll on, love

Roll on

Roll on, love

Roll on

 

She’s a Mississippi queen I can’t win

lover rode the river and then fell in

I thought I could fly, but I can't even swim

Hold on, boy

Hold on

Hold on

Hold on

 

Mama said you gotta find another lover

she put oil your heart, you don't get another

It's just me and the river now, thick as thieves

Roll on, love

Roll on

Roll on, love

Roll on

Roll on, love

Roll on

 

She's a pretty flower of the Veiux Carre now

Feeling frisky from the whiskey getting carried away now

Just hitting her stride when she lost her feet

‘Cause she drank too much of the river's sheen

Roll on, love

Roll on

Roll on, love

Roll on

Roll on, love

Roll on

 

© 2016 Words and Music by Nicholas D. Drummond