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Ella Fitzgerald – Cry me a river

Now you say you’re lonely
You cry the long night through
Well, you can cry me a river
Cry me a river
I cried a river over you
Now you say you’re sorry
For being so untrue
Well, you can cry me a river
Cry me a river
I cried a river over you
You drove me, nearly drove me, out of my head
While you never shed a tear
Remember, I remember, all that you said?
You told me love was too plebeian
Told me you were through with me and

Now you say you love me
Well, just to prove that you do
Come on and cry me a river
Cry me a river
I cried a river over you
I cried a river over you
I cried a river, over you

You drove me, nearly drove me, out of my head
While you never shed a tear
Remember, I remember, all that you said?
You told me love was too plebeian
Told me you were through with me and

Now you say you love me
Well, just to prove that you do
Come on and cry, cry, cry me a river
Cry me a river
I cried, I cried, I cried a river over you
If my pillow talk, imagine what it would have said
Could it be a river of tears I cried instead?
Well you can cry me a river
Go ahead and cry me a river
‘Cause I cried, I cried a river over you
How I cried a river over you


Wayne Shorter – Black Nile

Wayne Shorter - at Birmingham Symphony Hall on 7th March 2003

USAWayne Shorter: “Black Nile”

instrumental

Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

He is generally acknowledged to be jazz’s greatest living composer, 
and many of his compositions have become standards.

Shorter’s output has earned worldwide recognition,
critical praise and various commendations, including multiple Grammy Awards.

Shorter first came to wide prominence in the late 1950s as a member of,
and eventually primary composer for, Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

In the 1960s, he went on to join Miles Davis’s second great quintet,
and from there he co-founded the jazz fusion band Weather Report.

He has recorded over 20 albums as a bandleader.”


Joan Baez – The River In The Pines

“they plant wild flowers upon it
in the morning fair and fine.
’tis the grave of two young lovers
from the river in the pines”

Joan Baez

USA: Joan Baez “The River in the Pines”

“Oh, Mary was a maiden
When the birds began to sing.
She was sweeter than the blooming rose
So early in the spring.
Her thoughts were gay and happy
And the morning gay and fine,
For her lover was a river boy
From the river in the pines.

Now Charlie, he got married
To his Mary in the spring
When the trees were budding early
And the birds began to sing.
But early in the autumn
When the fruit is in the wine,
I’ll return to you, my darling
From the river in the pines.

It was early in the morning
In Wisconsin’s dreary clime
When he rode the fatal rapids
For that last and fatal time.
They found his body lying
On the rocky shore below
Where the silent water ripples
And the whispering cedars blow.

Now every raft of lumber
That comes down the Chippewa,
There’s a lonely grave that’s
Visited by drivers on their way
They plant wild flowers upon it
In the morning fair and fine.
‘Tis the grave of two young lovers
From the river in the pines”

Joan Baez official site: http://www.joanbaez.com/


J. J. Cale – Mississippi River

J.J. Cale (photo by Jane Richey)

U.S.A.: J.J. Cale: “Mississippi River”

Mississippi River railroad track
Want to go to Memphis get my baby back
Get me a motorcycle take off tomorrow
If it don’t run I’ll get me a car
Fill that car with gasoline
Do anything just to see her again
Mississippi River railroad track
Want to go to Memphis get my baby back

Walking down the highway
Thumbing down the road
Got to get there
How I don’t know

Uphill, downhill, just around the bend
Got to go to Memphis see my baby again

Leaving in the morning
I cannot wait
Got to go to Memphis
See my baby today

Get me a ticket fly on a cloud
Airplane, airplane help me out
Mississippi River railroad track
Want to go to Memphis get my baby back


J. J. Cale – Stone River

” Stone river, water ain’t runnin’ no more
What used to be a river, now is just an empty site”

U.S.A.:  J. J. Cale: “Stone River”


Stone river / Water ain’t runnin’ no more
Stone river / Water ain’t runnin’ no more
Man he done cut if off and moved it all around
There ain’t no river runnin’ / No water can’t be found
Stone river / Water ain’t runnin’ no more
Fish ain’t swimmin’ / Ain’t no fish around nowhere
Fish ain’t swimmin’ / Ain’t nobody seem to care
They botteled up and dammed it / Choked it up and jammed it
Killed the life around it and stole it like a bandit
Stone river / Water ain’t runnin’ no more
What used to be a river / Now is just an empty site
Ain’t no vegetation / It’s just an agitation
It don’t seem right
There ain’t no trees a growin’  / No animals are showin’
What used to be a stream / Now is just a dream
Stone river / Water ain’t runnin’ nowhere
Stone river / Water ain’t runnin’ no more
Man he done cut it off and moved it all around
There ain’t no river runnin’ / No water can’t be found
Stone river / Water ain’t runnin’ no more
They botteled up and dammed it / Choked it up and jammed it
Killed the life around it and stole it like a bandit
Stone river / Water ain’t runnin’ no more
There ain’t no trees a growin’ / No animals are showin’
What used to be a stream / Is now just a dream
Stone river / Water ain’t runnin’ nowhere
Stone river / Water ain’t runnin’ no more


Bruce Springsteen – The River

I come from down in the valley where mister when you’re young
They bring you up to do like your daddy done
Me and mary we met in high school when she was just seventeen
Wed ride out of that valley down to where the fields were green

Wed go down to the river
And into the river wed dive
Oh down to the river wed ride

Then I got mary pregnant and man that was all she wrote
And for my nineteen birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
We went down to the courthouse and the judge put it all to rest
No wedding day smiles no walk down the aisle
No flowers no wedding dress
That night we went down to the river
And into the river wed dive
On down to the river we did ride

I got a job working construction for the johnstown company
But lately there aint been much work on account of the economy
Now all them things that seemed so important
Well mister they vanished right into the air
Now I just act like I don’t remember, mary acts like she don’t care
But I remember us riding in my brothers car
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
At night on them banks I’d lie awake
And pull her close just to feel each breath she’d take
Now those memories come back to haunt me, they haunt me like a curse
Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true
Or is it something worse that sends me
Down to the river though I know the river is dry
Down to the river, my baby and i
Oh down to the river we ride