Only A River

Lyrics: Josh Ritter
Music: Bob Weir, Josh Ritter, Josh Kaufman

A track from Bob Weir's new album Blue Mountain. There are obvious references to the traditonal song Shenandoah. Thanks to Osty Gale for help with the lyrics, now included in the booklet with the CD..

Well I was born up in the mountains
Raised up in a desert town
And I never saw the ocean
Till I was close to your age now

Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Hey, hey, hey, you rolling river
Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Hey, hey, hey
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right

I'm going to back to San Angelo
The ground is hard and the county's dry
But I'm gonna get my fill somehow
Rivers of corn and wheat and rye

Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Hey, hey, hey, you rolling river
Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Hey, hey, hey
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right

Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Hey, hey, hey, you rolling river
Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Hey, hey, hey
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right

Oh Red, Red River Valley
Where she remember all the things we said
And what's the chance that she'll remember
All those nights in the river bed

Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Hey, hey, hey, you rolling river
Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Hey, hey, hey
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Only a river gonna make things right
Bob Weir Recordings
     Date Album
     2016 Blue Mountain 


 


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