Ol’ Man River

a song about the Mississippi River from the musical play Show Boat. The best-known performance of it was by Paul Robeson, who joined the show after it moved to London in 1928. It is sung by the character Joe and is a sad song about the hard life of African Americans in the South. They are soon forgotten, it says, ‘But Ol’ man river, he just keeps rollin’ along.‘.

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