Elton John - "Dixie Lilly Elton John Bernie Taupin" lyrics

Showboat coming up the river

See her lanterns flicker in the gentle breeze

I can hear the crickets singing in the evening

Old Dixie Lily moving past the cypress trees

My little boat she rocks easy
I've been catching catfish in the creek all day
Oh and I've never seen ladies like those on the big boats

Must be fancy breeding lets you live that way

Dixie Lily, chugging like a grand old lady

Paddles hitting home in the noonday sun

Ploughing through the water with your whistles blowing
Down from Louisiana on the Vicksburg run

Papa says that I'm a dreamer
Says them skeetas bit me one too many times
Oh but I never get lonesome living on the river

Watching old Lily leave the world behind

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