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River of Gold: Lyrics

As performed by Gil Huston

Composer?

Appears on:
  • 78 1951 DECCA Personality: 27821, Victor Young and His Orchestra, Gil Huston
(Cisco:)
He was lying in the bunkhouse of an old mining town
His body wracked in fever and his spirit broken down
The trails that he followed through the bright burning sand 
Are all covered and forgotten by the Lord's almighty hand

But his eyes were a-blazing in the sun's golden glare
He gazed up to heaven like he knew what was there
"When I die I'll go over the devil's burning wall
I'll stake me a claim on the greatest claim of all"

(Background vocalists:)

Far away, there's a river
There's a great white river I'm told
Far away, there is a river
And it's God's mighty river of gold

[something something] find the river
Gonna find all the riches of old
Far away, there is a river
And it's God's mighty river of gold

(Cisco:)
The old miner died in the middle of his dream
He's walking on the trail to that great golden stream
So I buried him forever on the edge of the town
The evening sun was golden all around

(Background vocalists:)
Far away, there's a river
There's a great white river I'm told
Far away, there is a river
And it's God's mighty river of gold

Far away, there is a river
And it's God's mighty river of gold
And it's God's mighty river of gold
It's God's mighty river of gold

Of note:

Well, it is about as awful as it looks. Listen Here And if you know what those important unintelligible words are, let me know!

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