Left a good job in the city, working for the man every night and day, and I never lost on minute of sleeping worrying 'bout the way tings might have been.
Big wheel keep on turning, Proud Mary keep on burning, Rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.
Cleaned a lot of plates in Memphis, pumped a lot of pain in New Orleans, but I never saw the good side of the city until I hitched a ride on a river boat queen.
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If you come down to the river, but you gonna find some people who lives, you don't have to worry, 'cause you have no money people on the river are happy to give' rolling, rolling, rolling on the river.