Jimmy dean - Make the waterwheel roll

(Mel Tillis - Marijohn Wilkin)

Make the waterwheel roll, make the waterwheel roll
Bossman, bossman, my hands're cold
(Shut up boy and make the waterwheel roll)
Make the waterwheel roll, make the waterwheel roll

Grind that corn and make that meal
The bossman's belly just gotta be filled
Grind that corn and make that bread
The bossman's young un's all gotta be fed.

Make the waterwheel roll, make the waterwheel roll
Bossman, bossman, he sure is mean
Thinks of my body as a steam machine
Make the waterwheel roll, make the waterwheel roll.


Ole Willie John don't work too hard
'Cause he's got a woman in the rich man's yard
I wanna run away but I'd be found
'Cause the bossman's got two big blood hounds.

Make the waterwheel roll, make the waterwheel roll
Bossman, bossman, he sure is mean
Thinks of my body as a steam machine
Make the waterwheel roll, make the waterwheel roll.

Feel that rhythm in my soul sing my song while the waterwheel rolls
Workin' all day in the cold cold rain
I wish my Lord would call my name
Make the waterwheel roll make the waterwheel roll.

Make the waterwheel roll make the waterwheel roll.
Make the waterwheel roll make the waterwheel roll...

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