Who Sang Down by the River? Neil Young with Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969-5-14
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Classic Rock/Acid Rock
length: 9:17
producer: David Briggs and Neil Young
engineer: David Briggs
Some other versions of "Down by the River"

Lyrics
Be on my side, Ill be on your side, baby

There is no reason for you to hide
Its so hard for me staying here all alone
When you could be taking me for a ride.

Yeah, she could drag me over the rainbow, send me away
Down by the river I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

You take my hand, Ill take your hand
Together we may get away
This much madness is too much sorrow
Its impossible to make it today.

Yeah, she could drag me over the rainbow, send me away
Down by the river I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

Be on my side, Ill be on your side, baby
There is no reason for you to hide
Its so hard for me staying here all alone
When you could be taking me for a ride.

Yeah, she could drag me over the rainbow, send me away
Down by the river I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Cinnamon Girl
  • 2 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  • 3 Round & Round (It Won't Be Long)
  • 4 Down by the River
  • 5 The Losing End (When You're On)
  • 6 Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets)
  • 7 Cowgirl in the Sand

  • Release information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin