Rio Grande

Album: Brian Wilson (1988)
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  • Time: 8:12 beach bum music bmi/beachead music, inc. ascap
    Producer: brian wilson/lenny waronker
    Co-producer: andy paley
    Recorded and mixed by mark linett at ground control and soundcastle
    Bluegrass sections recorded by rob dimit at twilite sound
    Brian wilson/andy paley

    Wooo

    Ride 'em
    Ride 'em cowboy
    Coma-ti-yi-yip-yi-a
    Coma-ti-yi-yip-yi-a

    Ride 'em
    Ride 'em cowboy
    Coma-ti-yi-yip-yi-a

    Ride 'em
    Ride 'em cowboy
    Coma-ti-yi-yip-yi-a

    (all aboard)

    Rio grande rio grande
    I'd swim you but I can't
    Late at night flickering fire
    Keeps me warm and safe from harm
    Little man, understands
    The indian's upperhand
    Never stray, always travel in groups of ten

    Cherokee trail (trail)
    Cherokee trail (trail)
    I'm ridin' you all alone
    Cherokee trail (trail)
    Cherokee trail (trail)
    I can't find my way back home

    Oh the great big river
    Rolls on and on
    Oh the great big river
    Makes my heart beat strong
    Yeah the great big river
    Rolls on and on
    And the great big river
    Makes my heart beat strong
    Rollin' rollin' rollin' on

    Ahhh-ahhhhh-ahhhhh-ahhhh-ahhhh-ahhhhhh
    Ahhh-ahhhhh-ahhhhh-ahhhh-ahhhh-ahhhhhh
    Big big big sky
    Ahhh-ahhhhh-ahhhhh-ahhhh-ahhhh-ahhhhhh
    Big big big sky
    [undertands the indian's]
    Ahhh-ahhhhh-ahhhhh-ahhhh-ahhhh-ahhhhhh
    Big big big sky
    [undertands the indian's]
    Ahhh-ahhhhh-ahhhhh-ahhhh-ahhhh-ahhhhhh
    Big big big sky
    [undertands the indian's]
    Ahhh-ahhhhh-ahhhhh-ahhhh-ahhhh-ahhhhhh
    Big big big sky
    [undertands the indian's]

    Whao yea-yea-yea-yea-yea-yea-yeah
    The river's deep and the river's so wide
    She's waitin' for me on the other side
    Yea-yeah

    Whao yea-yea-yea-yea-yea-yea-yeah
    I want the river to take me home
    Can't ride the river no more all alone
    Yea-yeah

    Whao yea-yea-yea-yea-yea-yea-yeah
    I wanna tell you that she's so fine
    I'm gonna love her 'til the end of time
    Yeah yeah

    Whao yea-yea-yea-yea-yea-yea-yeah
    I wanna tell you that she's my girl
    There's nothin' like her in this whole wide world
    Yeah yeah

    Night bloomin' jasmine
    It comes a-creepin' through my window
    Night bloomin' jasmine
    While I'm a-sleepin' near my window

    Ahhhhh (bow bow bow bow)

    Night bloomin' jasmine
    It comes a-creepin' through my window
    Night bloomin' jasmine
    While I'm a-sleepin' near my window

    (rio grande rio grande)

    Oh the great big river
    Rolls on and on
    Oh the great big river
    Makes my heart beat strong
    Yeah the great big river
    Rolls on and on
    And the great big river
    Makes my heart beat strong
    Rollin' rollin' rollin' on (onnnnn)
    Writer/s: Andy Paley, Brian Wilson
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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