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Thread #1619 Message #5620
Posted By: rich r
23-May-97 - 05:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: River Road (Sylvia Tyson)
Subject: Lyr Add: RIVER ROAD (Sylvia Tyson)
RIVER ROAD was written by Sylvia Tyson and I think was a minor hit for her. She sang it on the Ian & Sylvia Reunion concert that made the rounds of some of the PBS TV stations about 10 years ago. The version most people probably heard was done by Crystal Gayle and played on country music stations. The song can be found on the CD: "Sylvia Tyson - You were On My Mind" (1989, Stony Plain Records, Edmonton)
RIVER ROAD - Sylvia Tyson
Here I go once again with my suitcase in my hand
I'm running away down River Road.
And I swear, once again that I'm never coming home
I'm chasing my dreams down River Road.
Mama said, "Listen child, you're too old to run wild
You're too big to go fishing with the boys these days."
So I grabbed some clothes and ran
Stole five dollars from the sugar can
Just a twelve-year-old jail-breaker running away.
Here I go....
Well I married a pretty good man and he tries to understand
But he knows I've got leaving on my mind these days.
When I get that urge to run I'm just like a kid again
A thirty-year-old jail-breaker running away.
And here I go once again with my suitcase in my hand
I'm running away down river road.
And I swear once again that I'm never coming home
In my dreams I still run down River Road.
I hope the Folk Police don't attack me for posting this.