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Catfish John lyrics and chords

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Catfish John lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, it's fun bluegrass song recorded by Ricky Skaggs and the Country Gentleman. It's not difficult to learn, you'll enjoy doing the song.


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Catfish John
recorded by Ricky Skaggs
written by Allen Reynolds and Bob Mcdill

C                  F
Mama said don't go near that river
C                                   G7
Don't be hanging around old Catfish John
C                        F
But come the morning I'd always be there
C                           G7          C
Walking in his footsteps in sweet delta dawn

       F                C
Let me dream of another morning
      F             C
And a time so long ago
         F               C
When the sweet magnolias blossomed
                      G7            C
And the cotton fields were white as snow

         F                C
Catfish John was a river hobo
             F                 C
He lived and died on the river bend
         F              C
Thinking back I still remember
              G7      C
I was proud to be his friend
Repeat #1

       F                    C
Born a slave in the town of Vicksburg
       F              C
Traded for a chestnut mare
      F                   C
Still he never spoke a in anger
                G7          C
Though his load was hard to bear

Repeat #1
Come the morning I'd always be there
C                           G7          C
Walking in his footsteps in sweet delta dawn


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This is an easy bluegrass song to learn, it has a rhythm and it's fun to do. Copy Catfish John lyrics and chords to help you get started.