RIVER
Words and Music By Bill Staines
© Mineral River Music (BMI) (Used with permission)

Vocals: Marcia Bernstein, Michael Imperiale, Sidney Emerman, Mary Ann Marra, Sam Anderson
Guitars: Eric Levine
Recorder: Sidney Emerman

The music of this song flows along with us, carrying us like a river which brings us together in friendship.

I was born in the path of the winter wind
And raised where the mountains are old
Their springtime waters came dancing down
And I remember the tales they told

The whistling ways of my younger days
Too quickly have faded on by
Yet all of my memories linger on
Like the light in a fading sky

CHORUS:
River, take me along in your sunshine. Sing me your 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

Well 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've called them my friends
Felt the change when the seasons turned

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

CHORUS:
River, take me along in your sunshine. Sing me your 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

Some day when the flowers are blooming still
Some day when the grass is still green
My rolling waters will round the bend
Flow into the open sea

So here's to the rainbow that's followed us here
And here's to the friends that we know
And here's to the song that's within us now
We will sing it where'er we go

CHORUS:
River, take me along in your sunshine. Sing me your 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