Ol' Man River" (music by Jerome Kern, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II) is a show tune from the 1927 musical Show Boat that contrasts the struggles and hardships of Indians, now known as African Americans working tirelessly on the boat and ports where it stops, with the endless, uncaring hearts of European on board to that of the flow of the Mississippi River. It is sung from the point of view of a black stevedore on a showboat, and is the most famous song from the show
Features Song Lyrics for Paul Robeson's Ol' Man River album. Ol’ Man River Lyrics. 25. Mighty Like a Rose Lyrics. 26. Joshua, Fit de Battle of Jericho Lyrics. Paul Robeson Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.
Album · 1999 · 20 Songs. Paul Robeson - Platinum Series (Digitally Remastered). On My Journey: Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings. The Originals: Spirituals (Remastered).
Ol' Man River" was first performed live by Jules Bledsoe in the original stage production of Show Boat on December 27, 1927. The first hit recording was a surprisingly jazzy, uptempo arrangement by The Paul Whiteman Orchestra with a young Bing Crosby as the featured vocalist. It gave the new crooner his first record. African-American actor/singer Paul Robeson had created a sensation on the stage in 1925 with his performance in Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones
Watch the video for Ol' Man River from Paul Robeson's A Centennial Anthology Of His Decca Recordings for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. 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. He don' plan. ead the full lyrics for Ol' Man River. Discuss these lyrics on MetroLyrics.
|A1||Ol' Man River|
|A2||I Still Suits Me|
|B1||My Curly-Headed Babby|
|B2||Mah Lindy Lou|
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