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“Old Man River”


Description from Beady Little Eyes: Had an earworm.
From the musical "Showboat" about the Mississippi River.

Old Man River
Paul Robeson

Ol' man river,
Dat ol' man river
He mus'know sumpin'
But don't say nuthin',
He jes'keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along


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  1. BevB
    BevB says:

    Interesting picks. The Sky Blue Line Agate freeform and the Sky Blue Agate flat teardrop are beautiful. They are large pieces…the freeform fits in my hand; and the teardrop covers my palm.

  2. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:

    Very pretty with lots of flow and movement.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This pick certainly has the spirit of the river living in it. If I remember correctly it was sung by a black gentleman with a deep beautiful baritone voice, or at least that is Who I hear singing it in my head.

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    MH says:

    This is such a gorgeous pick!! I saw Showboat at the theater years ago and I remember the actor sitting at the edge of the stage singing “Old Man River”- it was breathtaking! This is a terrific depiction of a river. It brings to mind crossing the Mississippi.

  5. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    I was born and raised in a rivertown – on The Muddy Mo. So your pick has special meaning for me. It’s a beautiful blend of sky blues reflected on muddy green water. Paul Robeson was an acclaimed African American actor/singer and attorney who was blacklisted during the McCarthy era. He was one of the civil rights pioneers in America. The poignant song he sings mentions the injustices of the Jim Crow era.

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    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks. And Kathryn – thanks for the info.

  7. Chali-o
    Chali-o says:

    I agree with Maggie’s Mom, it has great movement.

  8. BevB
    BevB says:


  9. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Congratulations on your lovely POD. I have “Showboat” in my Netflix DVD queue. I haven’t seen it in years. I remember I loved it – particularly that song. The blues really grab don’t they.

  10. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats! This truly reminds me of the Mississippi River.

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    MH says:


  12. Jean  C
    Jean C says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations!

  13. Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom says:


  14. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Congratulations on your river pick!

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