Who Sang The River? Train

Train Christmas in Tahoe cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Joni Mitchell
Release Date: 2013-11-13
length: 3:40
Some other versions of "The River"

Lyrics
It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

Well it don't snow here
It stays pretty green
I'm going to make a lot of money
Then I'm going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby cry

She tried hard to help me
You know, she put me at ease
And she loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

But I'm so hard to handle
I'm selfish and I'm sad
Now I've gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly

Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby say goodbye

It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 This Christmas
  • 2 Christmas Must Be Tonight
  • 3 The River
  • 4 Christmas Island
  • 5 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • 6 Merry Christmas Everybody
  • 7 Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)
  • 8 What Christmas Means To Me
  • 9 Wait For Mary, Christmas
  • 10 O Holy Night
  • 11 Shake Up Christmas
  • 12 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  • 13 2000 Miles
  • 14 Tinsel and Lights
  • 15 Mele Kalikimaka
  • 16 Merry Christmas Baby
  • 17 The Cherry Tree Carol
  • 18 Please Come Home for Christmas
  • 19 Run Run Rudolph
  • 20 Blue Christmas

  • Release information
    label: Sunken Forest Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media