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The River Karaoke - Bruce Springsteen

This title is a cover version of The River as made famous by Bruce Springsteen

Formats included:


The CDG format (also called CD+G or MP3+G) is suitable for most karaoke machines. It includes an MP3 file and synchronized lyrics (Karaoke Version only sells digital files (MP3+G) and you will NOT receive a CD).

This universal format works with almost any device (Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Connected TVs...)

This format is suitable for KaraFun Windows Player, a free karaoke software. It allows you to turn on or off the backing vocals, lead vocals, and change the pitch or tempo.

Your purchase allows you to download your video as often as you prefer, and in all of these formats.


With backing vocals (with or without vocals in the KFN version)

Tempo: 115 BPM

In the same key as the original: Em

Duration: 05:10 - Sample at: 03:40

Release date: 1981
Genres: Folk, Soft Rock, Rock, Country, In English
Original songwriter: Bruce Springsteen

All files available for download are backing tracks, they're not the original music.

Lyrics The River

I come from down in the Valley
Where mister when you're young
They bring you up to do like your daddy done
Me and Mary we met in high school when she was just seventeen
We'd ride out of that valley down to where the fields were green
We'd go down to the river and into the river we'd dive oh down to the river we'd ride
Then I got Mary pregnant and man that was all she wrote
And for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
We went down to the courthouse and the judge put it all to rest
No wedding day smiles no walk down the aisle no flowers no wedding dress
That night we went down to the river
And into the river we'd dive oh down to the river we did ride
Oh yeah yeah
I got a job working construction for the Johnstown company
But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy
Now all them things that seemed so important
Well mister they vanished right into the air
Now I just act like I don't remember
Mary acts like she don't care
But I remember us riding in my brother's car
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
At night on them banks I'd lie awake
And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
Now those memories come back to haunt me they haunt me like a curse
Is a dream, a lie if it don't come true or is it something worse
That sends me down to the river though I know the river is dry
That sends me down to the river tonight, ay ay ay
Down to the river my baby and I
Oh down to the river we ride ay ay ay
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

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