Ohio Riverboat Song - The Frames

When it's time from work to go,
and in my boat I row.
'Cross the muddy Ohio
when the evening light is falling
And I look towards Floyd's Knobs
where the afterglories glow
And I dream on two bright eyes
'o the merry mouth below.

She's my beauteous Catarina,
she's my joy and sorrow too.
And I know she is untrue,
oh, but I cannot live without her.
For my heart's a boat in tow,
and I'd give the world to know.
If she means to let me go,
as I sing the whole day through.

Catarina your lovely hair,
has more beauty I declare
from all the tresses there
from Smoketown to Oldham County.
Be they black, red, gold or brown,
let them hang from lenghts below.
They mean not as much to me,
as a melting flake of snow.

And her dance is like the beam
of the sunlight on the seam.
And the screeching bluejays seem,
to form her name while screaming.
But my heart is full of woe,
for last night she made me go.
And the tears began to flow,
as I sang the whole day through.

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