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Down Where the River Bend

Jim Anglin
Language: English


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La canzone dell'addio di una donna ad un ragazzo che parte per la guerra, divisa fra la speranza di riabbracciarlo al suo ritorno alla curva del fiume, e la paura di doverlo riabbracciare in paradiso, dove non c'è la guerra. Scritta da Jim Anglin nei primi anni della seconda guerra mondiale per il duo country Johnny and Jack (dei quali, Jack era un fratello di Jim), che cantarono la canzone nei loro spettacoli ma non la incisero mai. La vendettero alla stella della Grand Old Opry, Roy Acuff, che la passò ai Bailes Brothers, che la incisero per la Columbia, ma il disco non fu mai rilasciato. Tramite i loro spettacoli, tuttavia, la canzone entrò nel repertorio di un altro gruppo, The Bailey Brothers e tramite loro, di Red Allen e gli Osborne.
In seguito è stata incisa da moltissimi gruppi:Rocky Ridge Ramblers, (1959), Pete Goble & Bill Gill & the Kentucky Rebels (1962) Country Gentlemen (1966), The Kentuckians (1966), J.D.Crowe & the Kentucky Mountain Boys, (1968), Old & In The Way (1973), Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys (1978), e molti altri
It's hard to keep tears out of my eyes
This might be our last goodbye
Our country calls you to defend a great land
So do your part just like a man

Down where the river bends
With god's help we'll meet again
Under the same old sycamore tree
Proud of each other and the land of the free

I go down to the ocean blue
Its just as close as I came to you
This old ocean might keep us apart
But it won't keep you dear out of my heart

Down where the river bends
With god's help we'll meet again
Under the same old sycamore tree
Proud of each other and the land of the free

If the worst should happen and the poppies should wave
Over your far distant, lonely grave
All the rest of my life I'll spend in prayer
I'll meet you in heaven there'll be no war there

Down where the river bends
With god's help we'll meet again
Under the same old sycamore tree
Proud of each other and the land of the free

Contributed by Piersante Sestini - 2018/5/1 - 22:31



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