River (Joni Mitchell)


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
But 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

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

Kenny Lattimore


ピーター・ホワイト6枚目のCD "Songs of the season" (1997年発売) に収録
ヴォーカルはR&Bシンガーのケニー・ラティモア(カッコ良すぎ・・)

オリジナルの "River" はジョニ・ミッチェルの4作目 "Blue"に収録されています。
1971年発表の曲ですが、今聴いても全然古さを感じません。名曲。

blue   weekend

Blue
Joni Mitchell
"River" 収録

 

Weekend
Kenny Lattimore
2001/10/09発売
ケニー・ラティモア3rdアルバム

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