Cool Water

Written by: Bob Nolan 1936

Cool Water

  All day I faced the barren waste

Without the taste of water….. cool water.

Old Dan and I with throats burnt dry

And souls that cry for water

Cool, clear, water.


The nights are cool and I’m a fool,

each star’s a pool of water…cool water.

But with the dawn, I’ll wake and yawn

and carry on to water.

Cool clear, water.


The shadow’s sway and seem to say

“Tonight we pray for water”…cool water

And way up there He’ll hear our prayer

and show us were there’s  water.

Cool water.


Dan’s feet are sore ,

he’s yearning for just one thing more than water.

…cool water

Like me, I guess, he’d like to rest

where there’s no quest for water

Cool, clear water.


Keep a movin’ Dan, don’t you listen to him, Dan.

He’s a devil, not a man and he spreads the burning sand with water.

Oh Dan, can you see that big, green tree,

where the waters running free and its waiting there for you and me?

Listen to The Sons of the Pioneers sing “Cool Water” below.


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