Floating Bridge

Sleepy John Estes

The Story behind the song:

Key: G

Intro G   D  G  G  C   C  G  G  G  G7

C C G D G G

Well I [G]never will for[D]get that floating [G]bridge.

Lord I [C]never will forget that floating [G]bridge.

Lord I never will forget that [C]floating bridge.

They tell me [G]five minutes [D]time underwater I was [G]hid.

I was [G]going [D]down and I throwed up my [G]hands.

As [C]I was going down I throwed up my [G]hands.

As I was going down I [C]throwed up my hands,

Saying, ”[G]Please Lord, [D]take me on dry [G]land.”

Well they [G]carried me in the [D]house and they laid me ’cross the [G]bed.

Well they [C]carried me in the house, they laid me ’cross the [G]bed.

Well they carried me in the house, they [C]laid me ’cross the bed.

I couldn’t [G]hear nothing but [D]muddy water running ’round my [G]head.

Solo

Oh my [G]mother often [D]told me, ”Quit playing a [G]bum.”

My [C]mother always told me, ”Quit playing a [G]bum.”

Lord, my mother always told me, ”Son, [C]quit playing a bum.

Go [G]out some[D]where and make a [G]crumb.”

All the [G]people on the [D]bridge was screaming and [G]crying.

Well [C]all the people on the bridge was screaming and [G]crying.

All the people on the bridge stood [C]screaming and crying,

Say[G]ing, ”Lord have [D]mercy, wher’s we [G]g’wine?”