Old River

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Old river you’re wide, you’re deep and your cold
You make a lonesome old sound as onward you roll
‘Neath the crest of your waves I know I could sleep
And forget all the sorrows you brought to me

Many’s the time and many’s the night
We sat there talkin’, makin’ things right
You’ve heard all our vows, you’ve heard all our plans
Oh river I know that you’ll understand

The dawn is breakin’ on sea and on land
As I write my farewell upon your sand
Your wings will embrace me, my body you’ll claim
Oh river oh river you’re calling my name

Oh the ways of love is often times cold
Like the hearts of lovers, when love grows cold
River oh river your depths dark and deep
In a watery grave forever I’ll sleep