FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING


how high's the water mama?
- two feet high and rising ...
how high's the water papa?
- two feet high and rising ...
we can make it to the road in a homemade boat
that's the only thing we got left that'll float
it's already over all the wheat and the oats
two feet high and rising

how high's the water mama?
- three feet high and rising ...
how high's the water papa?
- three feet high and rising ...
well the hives are gone : I've lost my bees
the chickens are sleeping in the willow trees
cow's in water up past her knees
three feet high and rising

how high's the water mama?
- four feet high and rising ...
how high's the water papa?
- four feet high and rising ...
hey come look through the window pane
the bus is coming gonna take us to the train
looks like we'll be blessed with a little more rain
four feet high and rising

how high's the water mama?
- five feet high and rising ...
how high's the water papa?
- she said it's five feet high and rising ...
well the rails are washed out north of town
we got to head for higher ground
we can't come back till the water comes down
five feet high and rising

well its five feet high and rising ...

                                    johnny cash