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Available on the album Caribou
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
Piano:Elton John
Bass:Dee Murray
Drums:Nigel Olsson
Electric guitars and mandolins:Davey Johnstone
Tambourine and whistle:Ray Cooper
Soprano sax:Lenny Pickett
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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