Green River Song Lyrics

C.W. McCall

C.W. McCall Black Bear Road cover art
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(C.W. McCall, Bill Fries, Chip Davis)

[Spoken]
Way out in the canyons of the West, there's a wild river. The Spanish named it San Buenaventura; but we knew it as the Green.

It was daylight on the river but we couldn't see the sun
And we couldn't hear our voices through the roar
But we felt the boilin' current and our blood was runnin' cold
As we headed down the canyon of Lodore
And the gods were runnin' with us
On the day we ran the rapids of the Green

[Chorus]
And we died a thousand times in that forty miles of hell
The longest day of life we'd ever seen

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Bear Road
  • 2 The Silverton
  • 3 Lewis and Clark
  • 4 Oregon Trail
  • 5 Ghost Town
  • 6 Convoy
  • 7 Long Lonesome Road
  • 8 Green River
  • 9 Write Me a Song
  • 10 Mountains on My Mind


  • credits


    album: Track 8 in album Black Bear Road
    release date: 1975
    popularity : 76 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Pop Rock
    length: 3:10

    Album Information

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