Many Rivers To Cross

Album: The Harder They Come (1972)
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  • Many rivers to cross
    But I can't seem to find my way over
    Wandering I am lost
    As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover

    Many rivers to cross
    And it's only my will that keeps me alive
    I've been licked, washed up for years
    And I merely survive because of my pride

    And this loneliness won't leave me alone
    It's such a drag to be on your own
    My woman left me and she didn't say why
    Well I guess, I have to try

    Many rivers to cross
    But just where to begin, I'm playing for time
    There'd be times I find myself
    Thinking of committing some dreadful crime

    Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
    But I can't seem to find my way over
    Wandering I am lost
    As I travel along the white cliffs of Dover
    Yes, I've got many rivers to cross
    And I nearly survive Writer/s: JIMMY CLIFF
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 6

  • Bitsa from MaineWho were the band (backup musicians and vocals) on Jimmy Cliff's original (popular) version? Muscle Shoals by any chance?
  • Robb From Ohio from KentHeather Nova does an amazing cover of this song.
  • Calvin from UsaThis song was covered by Oleta Adams, Lenny Kravitz, UB40, John Lenon, Harry Nilsson,Percy Sledge, Marcia Hines, Joe Cocker, Eric Burdon & Animals, Cher, Annie Lennox, Bruce Springsteen, Little Milton, Linda Ronstadt, Toni Childs, Sia, Desmond Dekker, Tessanne Chin.
  • Greg from EarthToni Childs does a hauntingly beautiful cover for the movie 'Lost Angels'. It was the first time I had heard the song. Pre Shazam I spent years tracking it down. I literally sat there and cried with my many cover versions, videos and mp3's . Jimmy certainly nailed that despondence everyone feels when assessing ones life from a low point.
  • Lil Lady from Nowhereville, NyAlso check out the great cover by Joe Cocker.
  • Stu from Suffern, NyLinda Ronstadt did a beautiful cover of this on her Prisoner In Disguise album released 1975.
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