Thursday, April 8, 2010

Old Man River

Ol' man river, dat ol' man river
He mus' know sumpin', but don't say nuthin'
He jes' keeps rollin'
He keeps on rollin' along

Ah gits weary an' sick o' tryin'
Ah'm tired o livin' an' skeered o' dyin'
But ol' man river
He jes' keeps rollin' along!

Old Man River
lyrics (not complete) by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, from Showboat

Photos by WSR

Near Knoxville in East Tennessee, the Holston and French Broad Rivers join to become the Tennessee River.

It flows south toward Alabama, then follows the curve of the Nashville Dome until it empties into the Ohio River at Paducah, Kentucky.

On its journey to the Ohio, then on to the Mississippi before it flows into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic, it kindly passes through the beautiful little city of Florence.

We are extremely blessed to live just a few minutes from its banks.

..And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:3