“RIVER”

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I was born in the path of the river wind

I was raised where the mountains are old

Their springtime waters came dancing down

And I remember the tales they told

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The whistling ways of my younger days

Too quickly have faded on by

But all of their memories linger on

Like the light in a faded sky

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River, take me along in your sunshine, sing me a song

Ever moving and winding and free

You rolling old river, you changing old river

Let’s you and me, river, run down to the sea

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I’ve been to the city and back again

I’ve been moved by some things that I’ve learned

Met a lot of good people and I called them friends

Felt the change when the seasons turned

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I’ve heard all the songs that the children sing

And listened to love’s melodies

I’ve felt my own music within me rise

Like the wind in the autumn trees

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Some day when the flowers are blooming still

Some day when the grass is still green

My rolling waters will round the bend

And flow into the open sea

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So here’s to the rainbow that followed me here

And here’s to the friends that I know

And here’s to the song that’s within me now

I’ll sing it where ever I go

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River, take me along in your sunshine, sing me a song

Ever moving and winding and free

You rolling old river, you changing old river

Let’s you and me, river, run down to the sea…

Lyrics by Bill Staines

Forss River, Scotland

 

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