• Artist: Black Swan Classic Jazz Band
  • Title: Floatin' Down the Old Green River
  • Genre: Jazz - Dixieland/Ragtime
  • Mood: Laid Back/Groovy, Quirky/Wacky/Silly
  • Speed: Medium Fast (95-130)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Piano, Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Horns/Woodwinds/Brass
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/18/2011
  • Lyric themes: Storytelling, Partying, Lies Deception, Alcohol
  • Lyrics: Half past four, Dan McGraw Came sneaking to his wifey's door. She'd been waiting up all night, Waiting for him to go to bed. Danny smiled, like a child. But his wifey grew very wild. "Where have you been all night long?" she cried. And this is what Danny replied: "I've been Floa-tin' Down the Old Green River On the good ship Rock and Rye. But I floated too far, I got stuck on a bar, I was out there alone, Wishing that I was home. The ship got wrecked with the Captain and crew. And there was only one thing left to do. I had to drink the whole green river dry To get back home to you!" Danny's frau raised a row, Said, "I'll go home to Mother now." Danny said, "That's some idea; Better than bringing Mother here." At the door, there she saw, Her Pa and Ma and sev'ral more. Dad was explaining when he came in, Telling Ma where he had been: I've been Floa-tin' Down the Old Green River On the good ship Rock and Rye. But I floated too far, I got stuck on a bar, I was lashed to the mast while the schooners went past. The ship got wrecked with the Captain and crew. And there was only one thing left to do. I had to drink the whole green river dry To get back home to you!"
  • Keywords: jazz, Brass

About Black Swan Classic Jazz Band

Black Swan Classic Jazz Band

, United States

Black Swan Classic Jazz Band

Black Swan is a fun, artistic group that specializes in Dixieland, early jazz & swing, ragtime and old-time gospel. The band loves the hot styles of the 1920s. Featured are the sizzling talents of vocalist Marilyn Keller, a fiery front horn line (trumpet, clarinet & trombone), and rock solid rhythm section (tuba, piano, banjo and drums/washboard).

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