Wade In The Water

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Sung by Teresa Williams with Phil Lesh & Friends in 2014.

See that cat on the mountain top
Heís gonna rock till he can't stop
I said wade in the water
Wade in the water, children
Wade in the water
Everybody wade in the water

See that girl dressed in white
She likes to wade all night
I said wade in the water
Wade in the water
Wade in the water
Everybodyís wading in the water
Bejuís wading in the water

See that girl dressed in green
Sheís the coolest cat that I ever did see
I say, wade in the water, people
Wade in the water, people
Wade in the water
Everybody wade in the water

See that jack dressed in blue
You know he's gonna wait, he's sure it's true
And I said wade in the water, children
Wade in the water, children
Wade in the water, children
Mama got to wade in the water
We all got to wade in the water
We all wade in the water
[etc]
Teresa Williams sang the Big Mama Thornton version above, which differs from the more common traditional version in leaving out the religous references.
Chorus
Wade in the water
Wade in the water
Children wade in the water
Godís gonna trouble the water

Whoís that young girl dressed in red
Wade in the water
Must be the children that Moses left
And Godís gonna trouble the water

[chorus]

Whoís that young girl dressed in white
Wade in the water
Must be the children of Israeli
Godís gonna trouble the water

[chorus]

Whoís that young girl dressed in blue
Wade in the water
Must be children coming true
And Godís gonna trouble the water

[chorus]

If you donít believe I did begin
To wade in the water
Just see the Holy Ghost looking for me
Godís gonna trouble the water

[chorus]