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The River

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 Chorus 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 Chorus 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 Chorus

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After The Ball
- Track 2 -
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This Love Will Carry
- Disc 2 Track 3 -
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