Has Anyone Seen Mattie?

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HAS ANYONE SEEN MATTIE?

Spencer Bohren, 2010

Has anyone seen Mattie?
I lost her when the water start to rise.
Has anyone seen Mattie?
I lost her when the water start to rise.
She’s a light brown gal, stand ‘bout five feet five.

It was early in the mornin’ when the levee start to break.
Early in the mornin’, man, the levee start to break.
Water come so quick, our clothes was all we could take.

Just a tiny crack, Lawd, then the river crashin’ through.
Just a little crack, Mississippi River pourin’ through.
Lawd, it happen so fast . . . there was nothin’ we could do.

She was headed for the schoolhouse
And she was wavin’ me goodbye.
She was headin’ for the schoolhouse
She was wavin’ me goodbye.
But now she lost somewhere. I can’t even hear her cry.

Water on the rooftops, Lawd, they’s water in the trees.
They’s water on the rooftops, and water in the trees.
I’m standin’ on the levee, water far as you can see.

I’m lookin’ for that schoolhouse
They say the water push it down.
I’m lookin’ for that schoolhouse.
They saw the water push it down.
That flood, it come so hard.
They say ev’rybody drowned . . .

Has anyone seen Mattie?
I lost her when the water start to rise.
Has anyone seen Mattie?

Has anyone seen Mattie? Has anyone seen Mattie?

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from Spencer Bohren - Blackwater Music, released April 11, 2011

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