Who Sang The River? Strawbs

Strawbs Bursting at the Seams cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Prog Rock/Art Rock/Folk Rock
length: 2:21
I made a sideways motion
Turning a new leaf
The single minded miner's girl
Was there to share my grief
I shivered in the butter wind
Three times the cockerel crowed
I waited for the river
But the river did not flow.

An autumn turned to silver
Winter turned to gold
The weatherman said dress up
Oh but I did not feel the cold
Kids waited with toboggans
As I sheltered from the snow
I waited for the river
But the river did not flow.

I will drink the milk from you breasts
Meld myself to you
Collect the valley lilies
The worshippers once strew
My body aches with hunger
Yet your belly has to grow
I waited for the river
But the river did not flow

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Flying
  • 2 Lady Fuschia
  • 3 Stormy Down
  • 4 Down by the Sea
  • 5 The River
  • 6 Part of the Union
  • 7 Tears and Pavan
  • 8 The Winter and the Summer
  • 9 Lay Down
  • 10 Thank You