“Ol’ Man River, he just keeps rollin’ along”

[By Marcia Milner-Brage in Dubuque, Iowa, USA] The Mississippi River is the river. Oscar Hammerstein’s lyrics are from the 1927 Broadway musical Showboat. The River is metaphor for the relentless, unforgiving life that Joe, the main character, lives working as a stevedore on a showboat. It’s the river of Mark Twain’s autobiographical Life on the Mississippi and […]