Hey, if you want to go rockin' on a Saturday night I know a place down the river where the rhythm is right The joint is always jumping and there's always a crowd Libations are delightful and the music is loud
Everybody's dancing and they're dancing in pairs Sliding back the tables and they're stacking up chairs The band is playing hot and singing sweet harmony
Chorus: Won't you go rockin' on the river with me? Why don't you go rockin' on the river with me?
They got a honky-tonk piano, got a sliding trombone The meter is amazing, baby, so is the tone The bass rhythm section, it'll tear you apart Baby-faced drummer breaks the little girls' hearts
[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/rockin-on-the-river-lyrics-jerry-jeff-walker.html ] Johnny plays guitar and Tony's blowing his sax They just got back from Memphis, where they're laying down tracks Shirley, she's the singer, she can set your soul free
You pay your money at the door, you get a stamp on your hand And if you leave the building, you can come back again The barbecue is funky and the peppers are hot And if it isn't legal, leave it out in the lot
Everybody dresses in a scandalous style, The waitress does her best if you just tip her and smile You can take my dreams into reality