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  1. Riverboat

    The Rebellious Jukebox Plays the Big Hit Country Tunes of 1960

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  2. Riverboat Song Lyrics

    Well, I spent the better part of my life
    On a Mississippi riverboat
    I used to be known from coast to coast
    As the slickest gambler afloat.

    I've dealt the cards from Minnesota
    To the harbor in New Orleans
    I made a lotta big money on the riverboat
    I loved a lotta pretty riverboat queens.

    Riverboat, riverboat
    I love your whistle's wail
    I wish I was back on the riverboart
    'Stead of in the Memphis jail.

    Oh, a big man got on the riverboat
    Our last time in St. Paul
    He had a lotta money but his luck went bad
    And the riverboat won it all.

    He said I dealt from the bottom of the deck
    And he pulled a shiny knife
    But before that gambler lunged at me
    My .44 took his life.

    Riverboat, riverboat
    I love your whistle's wail
    I wish I was back on the riverboart
    'Stead of in the Memphis jail.

    Well, they came on the boat and they took me to jail
    When we got to Tennessee
    A gamblin' man has very few friends
    Guess nobody cared for me.

    So I might be here for a many long years
    But if I ever get out
    I'm gonna head straight for that levee
    And get me a riverboat headin' south.

    Riverboat, riverboat
    I love your whistle's wail
    I wish I was back on the riverboart
    'Stead of in the Memphis jail.

    'Stead of in the Memphis jail...

    Writer(s): bill anderson
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    Artists

    1. Faron Young

      Singer

    2. Music Director

    3. Lyricist