Who Sang Down by the River? Albert Hammond

Albert Hammond It Never Rains in Southern California cover art

Some other versions of "Down by the River"
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Albert Hammond, Mike Hazlewood
release date: 1972
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:06
City life was getting us down so we spent a weekend out town
Pitched our tent on a patch of ground down by the river
Lit a fire and drank some wine you put your jeans on top of mine
I said: Come in
The water's fine.

Down by the river
Down by the river
Down by the river

Said: Come in the water's fine down by the river.
Didn't feel too good all night
So we took a walk in the morning light
And came across the strangest sight down by the river
Silver fish lay on its side it was washed up by the early tide
I wonder how it died?

Down by the river
Down by the river
Down by the river

The doctor put us both to bed
He doesed us up and he shook his head
Only foolish people go
He said
Down by the river.
The mighty willows weep
Said he

Because they're dying gradually.
From the waste from the factories.

Down by the river
Down by the river
Down by the river

And in time the riverbanks will die
The reeds will wilt and the ducks won't fly
There'll be a tear in the otter's eye down by the river
The banks will soon be black and dead
And where the otter raised his head
Will be a clean
White skull instead.

Down by the river
Down by the river
Down by the river



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Listen to the World
  • 2 If You Gotta Break Another Heart
  • 3 From Great Britain to L.A.
  • 4 Brand New Day
  • 5 Anyone Here in the Audience
  • 6 It Never Rains in Southern California
  • 7 Names, Tags, Numbers & Labels
  • 8 Down by the River
  • 9 The Road to Understanding
  • 10 The Air That I Breathe

  • Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): Netherlands
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin