Bamboo Song Lyrics

Peter, Paul & Mary

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You take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you throw it in the water,
Oh, oh, Hanaah.

You take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you throw it in the water,
Oh, oh, Hanaah.

River, she come down.
River, she come down.

You travel on the river,
you travel on the river,
you travel on the river,
you travel on the water,
Oh, Oh, Hanaah.

You travel on the river,
you travel on the river,
you travel on the river,
you travel on the water,
Oh, Oh, Hanaah.

River, she come down.
River, she come down.

My home's across the river,
my home's across the river.
My home's across the river,
my home's across the water.
Oh, Oh, Hanaah.

My home's across the river,
my home's across the river.
My home's across the river,
my home's across the water.
Oh, Oh, Hanaah.

River, she come down.
River, she come down.
You take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you take a stick of bamboo,
you throw it in the water.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Early in the Morning
  • 2 500 Miles
  • 3 Sorrow
  • 4 This Train
  • 5 Bamboo
  • 6 It's Raining
  • 7 If I Had My Way
  • 8 Cruel War
  • 9 Lemon Tree
  • 10 If I Had a Hammer
  • 11 Autumn to May
  • 12 Where Have All the Flowers Gone
  • credits


    album: Track 5 in album Peter, Paul and Mary
    release date: 1962-5
    popularity : 143 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:33
    composer: Dave Van Ronk
    lyricist: Dave Van Ronk

    Album Information

    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin