Who Sang The Nile? Santana

Santana Shangó cover art
Credits
release date: 1982-8
genres: Rock Latin Folk, World, & Country
styles: Jazz-Rock/Latin Jazz/Blues Rock/Fusion
length: 4:56
producer: Bill Szymczyk
lead vocals: Alex Ligertwood
mixer: Bill Szymczyk
engineer: Bill Szymczyk
arranger: Bill Szymczyk and Santana
background vocals: Carlos Santana, Orestes Vilató, Armando Peraza and Raul Rekow
guitar: Carlos Santana and Alex Ligertwood
keyboard: Richard Baker
bongos: Armando Peraza
congas: Raul Rekow and Armando Peraza
drums (drum set): Graham Lear
bass guitar: David Margen
co engineer: Will Herold
timbales: Orestes Vilató
assistant mixer: Ben King
assistant engineer: Maureen Droney
writer: Gregg Rolie, Carlos Santana, Alex Ligertwood

Woke up into a dream
And I was walking
Up and down the streets
Of Cairo


And then I heard a voice
That said I know you
It’s time for you to turn
And face me


Her hair was long
Her eyes reached out and touched me
She said I know just
What it is you’re after


Death is all around you
So you look for freedom
I know where to find it
Let’s go to the river


We sailed upon the Nile
I was enchanted
By the beauty in her magic
She showed me that my fears were unimportant
And then she touched me
With her vision


Her skin was dark
Her voice was liquid fire
She said I am your mate
And soul’s desire


Love is all around you
Light is deep within you
Life is always flowing
Let’s go down the river





Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Nile
  • 2 Hold On
  • 3 Night Hunting Time
  • 4 Nowhere to Run
  • 5 Nueva York
  • 6 Oxun (Oshun)
  • 7 Body Surfing
  • 8 What Does It Take (to Win Your Love)
  • 9 Let Me Inside
  • 10 Warrior
  • 11 Shangó