The River Song Lyrics

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen The River cover art
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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
We'd ride out of that valley down to where the fields were green

We'd go down to the river
And into the river we'd dive
Oh down to the river we'd ride

Then I got Mary pregnant
And man that was all she wrote
And for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
We went down to the courthouse
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
We'd ride out of that valley down to where the fields were green

We'd go down to the river
And into the river we'd dive
Oh down to the river we'd ride

Then I got Mary pregnant
And man that was all she wrote
And for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
We went down to the courthouse

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Ties That Bind
  • 2 Sherry Darling
  • 3 Jackson Cage
  • 4 Two Hearts
  • 5 Independence Day
  • 6 Hungry Heart
  • 7 Out in the Street
  • 8 Crush on You
  • 9 You Can Look (but You Better Not Touch)
  • 10 I Wanna Marry You
  • 11 The River
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Point Blank
  • 2 Cadillac Ranch
  • 3 I’m a Rocker
  • 4 Fade Away
  • 5 Stolen Car
  • 6 Ramrod
  • 7 The Price You Pay
  • 8 Drive All Night
  • 9 Wreck on the Highway


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Chris Waters, Charles H. Jones
    album: Track in album The River
    release date: 1980-10-10
    popularity : 307 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 5:01
    producer: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Landau and Steven Van Zandt
    drums: Max Weinberg
    piano: Roy Bittan
    vocal: Bruce Springsteen
    mixer: Chuck Plotkin and Toby Scott
    recorded by: Neil Dorfsman
    bass: Garry Tallent
    background vocals: Steven Van Zandt, Clarence Clemons and Roy Bittan
    organ: Danny Federici
    guitar: Steven Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen
    saxophone: Clarence Clemons
    mastering: Ken Perry
    electric guitar & acoustic guitar: Steven Van Zandt
    saxophone & percussion: Clarence Clemons
    additional mastering: Bob Ludwig
    assistant engineer: Raymond Willard, Dana Bisbee, Garry Rindfuss, James A. Farber and Jeff Hendrickson
    12 string guitar & electric guitar & harmonica: Bruce Springsteen
    composer: Bruce Springsteen
    lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643685412
    script: Latin