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Once shed of this faux Frenchman, Vivian meets Gabe Burns and Lucy Taylor who explain the unpredictable nature of the river.

lyrics

SONG: WILEY, GUILEY, MIGHTY MO (Tune: Jenny Jenkins)

LUCY
The river is a giant, oh my dear, oh my dear,
The river is a giant, gentle lady;
The river is a giant, it is restless and defiant,

Chorus: It’s the winding, twining, twisty, frisky,
Wiley, guiley, mighty river MO---
Wiley, guiley MO.

The river is a beast, oh my dear, oh my dear,
The river is a beast, gentle lady;

GABE
The river is a beast, on your land it makes a feast,
It’s the…


LUCY
The river’s like a fickle man, oh my dear, oh my dear,
The river’s like a fickle man, gentle lady;
The river’s like a fickle man, here and then he’s gone again,

LUCY & GABE
It’s the …

GABE
The river’s like a bucking horse, oh my ma’am, yes ma’am,
The river’s like a bucking horse, gentle lady,
The river’s like a bucking horse, twisting, turning changing
course.

LUCY & GABE
It’s the…

The river’s like a restless child, oh my dear, oh my dear,
The river’s like a restless child, gentle lady,
The river’s like a restless child, we can forgive her when she’s
wild.

It’s the…

credits

from Gumbo Bottoms, a Big Muddy Musical, released May 22, 2014
Deb Jewett - Lucy, Willie Cogshell - Gabe
Cathy Barton – banjo, Dave Para – guitar, David Wilson – fiddle, Kevin Hennessy – upright bass

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Gumbo Bottoms Band and Cast Boonville, Missouri

"Gumbo Bottoms, a Big Muddy Musical" was inspired by stories of people who lived and worked along the Missouri River. Turner Hall River Rats for the Arts, a community organization in Boonville, Missouri, sponsored the development of the musical, the premiere in 2008, the regional tour and this studio recording. ... more

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