Riverside Slide Song Lyrics

C.W. McCall

C.W. McCall Wilderness cover art
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One cold, black night of a Colorado winter
It snowed on Red Mountain Pass
We warned ev'rybody that the Slide was runnin'
An' 5-5-Oh was a mess
But outta the plowshed, south a' town
Come a blade with a flashin' blue light
We told that boy: "Whatever you do,
Beware of the Riverslide Slide."

Now that plow-jockey knew he had a job to do
Been dodgin' them slides for years
But we all knew, deep down inside,
He was livin' with a thing called fear
'Cause you don't mess around with an avalanche, son

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wilderness
  • 2 Jackson Hole
  • 3 Riverside Slide
  • 4 Crispy Critters
  • 5 Roy
  • 6 The Little Brown Sparrow and Me
  • 7 There Won't Be No Country Music (There Won't Be No Rock 'N' Roll)
  • 8 Telluride Breakdown
  • 9 Four Wheel Cowboy
  • 10 Silver Iodide Blues
  • 11 Columbine
  • 12 Aurora Borealis


  • credits


    album: Track 3 in album Wilderness
    release date: 1976
    popularity : 40 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:22

    Album Information

    label: Polydor
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin