The River 
Songwriter: Bill Staines 
I was born on the path of the winter winds,
Raised where the mountains are old
The springtime waters came dancing down
And I remember the tales they told
The whistlin’ ways of my younger days
Too quickly have faded on by
And all of their memories linger on
Like a light in a faded sky

River, take me along in your sunshine
Sing me a song every movement winding and free
You rollin’ ol’ River, you changin’ ol’ River
Let’s you and me, River, run down to the sea

Well, I’ve been to the city and I’ve been back again
I’ve been moved by some things that I’ve learned
I met a lot of good people and I call them friends
Felt the change when the seasons turned
I heard all the songs that the children sing
And I’ve listened to love’s melodies
I felt my own music within me rise
Like the wind in the Autumn trees


Some day when the flowers are blooming still
Some day when the grass is still green
The rollin’ waters will round the bend
And flow into the open sea
So here’s to the rainbow that’s followed me here
And here’s to the friends that I know
And here’s to the song that’s within me now
I will sing where’er I go


This song can be found on the following albums:
Arcady - After The Ball  Other Artist Album  1991 
This Love Will Carry Album 2006