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Swimming Upstream lyrics and chords

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Swimming Upstream
Recorded by Ricky Van Shelton
Written by Gary Nicholson and Bucky Jones

God bless my daddy I learned so much from him
He taught me at an early age I had to sink or swim
He said boy that old river of life can wash away your dreams
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But you gotta keep right on kicking and swimming upstream

Before I knew it I was out there on the street
That old gal they call lady luck she wasn't kind to me
As a matter of fact you could say she was downright mean
C G7 C
She kept me in way over my head and swimming upstream

Swimming upstream swimming upstream
Fightin' every inch of the way for a poor boy's dream
Things'll get rough times'll get lean
C G7 C
But the only choice you got is to keep swimming upstream

Every time I think my ship is comin' in
That old tide will turn and it'll take it back out again
If I just lay back and float I'll be in trouble you see
C G7 C
So I gotta keep working and kicking a swimming upstream

Repeat #3 x2

G7 C
Yeah the only choice you got is to keep swimming upstream


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