Who Sang River Song? Dennis Wilson

Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Richard Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
release date: 1977-8-22
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock/Southern Rock/Vocal/Psychedelic/Ballad
length: 3:47
producer: Gregg Jakobson and Dennis Wilson
conductor: Alexander Hamilton and Jimmie Haskell
engineer: John Hanlon, Earle Mankey and Stephen Moffitt
strings arranger: Jimmie Haskell
arranger: Alexander Hamilton and Dennis Wilson
background vocals: Billy Hinsche, Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson
lead vocals: Dennis Wilson
bass vocals: Alexander Hamilton, Ed Tuleja, Dennis Wilson, Billy Hinsche and Gregg Jakobson
grand piano: Dennis Wilson
Minimoog: Dennis Wilson
electric guitar: Carl Wilson and Billy Hinsche
electric bass guitar: Ed Carter
drums (drum set): Ricky Fataar
violin: Arnold Belnick, William Kurasch, James Getzoff, Joy Lyle, Tibor Zelig, Murray Adler, Nathan Ross and Henry Ferber
viola: Harry Hyams, David Turner, Allan Harshman and Pamela Goldsmith
cello: Harry Shlutz, Selene Hurford, Raymond Kelley and Igor Horoshevsky
double bass: Milton Radel, Jimmy Bond, Timothy Barr and Árni Egilsson
mixer: Stephen Moffitt
lyricist: Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson
composer: Dennis Wilson
Walkin' down by the river
Water running through my knees
(Ahhh)
River, oh river moves so free
(Ahhh)
Oh mighty river endlessly

Oo mighty river
I would love to be like you
Oo lonely river
Has not got the time to say

I was born into the city life
It's all that I've ever known
You know it's rough gettin' round this place
So crowded I can hardly breathe

You can only see about a block or two
In L. A. that's the truth
I'm lookin' for some country life
Some kickin' room no more city life
I want the river

Rollin' rollin' rollin' on river
(I got to get away I got to get away I got to get away)
Rollin' rollin' rollin' on river
(I got to get away I got to get away I got to get away)
Rollin' rollin' rollin' on river
(I got to get away I got to get away I got to get away)
Rollin' rollin' rollin' on river
(I got to get away I got to get away I got to get away)
Rollin' rollin' rollin' on

It breaks my heart to see the city
I wonder why it ain't pretty
Oh I want to cry, want to cry
Come on you've got to do it do it do it

You got to run away you got to run away
You got to do it do it do it
You got to run away
You got to run away

You got to do it do it do it
You got to run away
You got to run away

You got to do it do it do it
You got to run away
You got to run away

You got to do it do it do it
You got to run away
You got to run away



Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 River Song
  • 2 What’s Wrong
  • 3 Moonshine
  • 4 Friday Night
  • 5 Dreamer
  • 6 Thoughts of You
  • 7 Time
  • 8 You and I
  • 9 Pacific Ocean Blues
  • 10 Farewell My Friend
  • 11 Rainbows
  • 12 End of the Show