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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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.
ABBA's Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson conceived "Dancing Queen" as a dance song with the working title "Boogaloo," drawing inspiration from the 1974 George McCrae disco hit "Rock Your Baby." Their manager Stig Anderson came up with the title "Dancing Queen."
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.