Moody River

Album: Pat Boone's Greatest Hits (1961)
Charted: 18 1
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  • (Moody river, moody river)

    Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
    Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life

    Last Saturday evenin' came to the old oak tree
    It stands beside the river where you were to meet me
    On the ground your glove I found
    With a note addressed to me
    It read "Dear love, I've done you wrong"
    "Now I must set you free"
    "No longer can I live with this hurt and this sin"
    "I just couldn't tell you that guy was just a friend"

    Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
    Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life

    I looked into the muddy water and what could I see?
    I saw a lonely, lonely face just lookin' back at me
    Tears in his eyes and a prayer on his lips
    And the glove of his lost love at his fingertips

    Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
    Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life Writer/s: GARY BRUCE
    Publisher: GARY BRUCE MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 8th 1958, "If Dreams Came True" by Pat Boone entered Billboard's Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #7 and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    It was the 11th and last record in a string of eleven straight Top 10 records by Mr. Boone...
    He would not have another Top 10 record for three years, then "Moody River" entered the Top 10 at #7 on June 5th, 1961, and on June 19th it peaked at #1 (for 1 week)...
    The B-side of "If Dreams Came True" was entitled "That's How Much I Love You", it also made the Top 100, it stayed on the chart for 9 weeks, peaking at #39...
    Mr. Boone, born Charles Eugene Boone, celebrated his 80th birthday one month ago on June 1st, 2014.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyIn 1958 Pat Boone just missed accomplishing the rare feat of having a two-sided Top 10 record; "A Wonderful Time Up There" peaked at #4 while the flip-side, "It's Too Soon To Know", managed to reached #11...
  • Joann from Omaha, NeJohnny Rivers also recorded this song. It was on the flip side of the Mountain of Love single, released in 1964. Johnny Rivers' version was the first one I heard and only one I knew of until much, much later when I heard Pat Boone's version.
    John Fogerty also recorded this on his latest record, The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again.
    All versions I've heard are good, but I still like Johnny Rivers' version the best.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPat Boone's younger brother, who recorded under the name Nick Todd, had a song {At The Hop} peak at #21 in 1958. Both were born on June 1st; Pat in 1934 and Nick Todd one year later in 1935...
  • Roman from Barrie, OnRecently there was a commercial on tv which used background music very very similar to this song. that month another website which offers lyrics of songs got over 1100 hits for 'Moody River'
  • Steve Dotstar from Los Angeles, CaNot a great song, but I love the way Pat does this tune...Pat was and is, a great talent. I believe Sinatra also recorded a version of this later on. I've never heard it.
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