UB40 - Many Rivers to Cross Lyrics

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Many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way
Wandering I am lost as I travel along
The white cliffs of Dover
Many rivers to cross and it's only my will
That keeps me alive
I've been licked, washed up for years and,
I merely survive because of my pride.

And this loneliness won't leave me alone
It's such a drag to be in on your own
My woman left and she didn't say why
Well I guess, I gotta try.
Many rivers to cross but where to begin,
I'm playing for time
There'll be times when I find myself thinking
Of committing some dreadful crime.

I've got many rivers to cross
But I can't seem to find my way
Wandering I am lost as I travel along
The white cliffs of Dover
Many rivers to cross and it's only my will
That keeps me alive
I've been licked, washed up for my years and,
I merely survive because of my pride.
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Cherry Oh Baby
  • 2 Keep On Moving
  • 3 Please Don't Make Me Cry
  • 4 Sweet Sensation
  • 5 Johnny Too Bad
  • 6 Red Red Wine
  • 7 Guilty
  • 8 She Caught the Train
  • 9 Version Girl
  • 10 Many Rivers to Cross


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Jimmy Cliff
    album: Track 10 in album Labour of Love
    release date: 1983
    popularity : 88 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Reggae
    styles: Dub/Synth-pop/Reggae-Pop
    length: 4:32
    producer: UB40 and Ray “Pablo” Falconer
    vocal: Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell and Norman Hassan
    engineer: Howard Gray
    bass: Earl Falconer
    guitar: Ali Campbell and Robin Campbell
    additional keyboard: Jackie Mittoo
    keyboard: Michael Virtue
    percussion: Norman Hassan and Astro
    other vocals: Astro
    additional: Jaki Graham, Ruby Turner and Mo Birch
    saxophone: Brian Travers
    drums & drum machine: Jim Brown
    composer: Jimmy Cliff
    lyricist: Jimmy Cliff
    Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075021498013
    script: Latin