Down By The River

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Be on my side,
I'll be on your side, baby
There is no reason
for you to hide
It's so hard for me
staying here all alone
When you could be
taking me for a ride.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

You take my hand,
I'll take your hand
Together we may get away
This much madness
is too much sorrow
It's impossible
to make it today.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

Be on my side,
I'll be on your side, baby
There is no reason
for you to hide
It's so hard for me
staying here all alone
When you could be
taking me for a ride.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

Down By The River (Unreleased cover)
Written byNeil Young

Background:
 Elvis has played this song live paired with Watching The Detectives and as a snippet. He also sang it with Neil Young & Crazy Horse at a Bridge School benefit concert in 1990.
First known performance:
June 20, 1987, Glastonbury Festival, England
Last known performance:
October 26, 1990, Bridge School Benefit, Mountain View, CA
     (1 known performances, 6 as a snippet)


Neil Young versions

Down By The River
Written byNeil Young
Performed byNeil Young and Crazy Horse
Produced byNeil Young, David Briggs
MusiciansNeil Young, electric guitar, vocal
Danny Whitten, electric guitar, backing vocal
Billy Talbot, Bass
Ralph Molina, drums, backing vocal
RecordedJanuary and March 1969
ReleasedMay 1969
AlbumsEveryone Knows This Is Nowhere, 1969
SinglesDown By The River (edit), May 1969
Length9:13


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Neil Young:Everybody Knows This Is NowhereNeil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere album cover.jpg


The Bridge School Collection, Vol. 2The Bridge Collection.jpg

Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
 Buddy Miles  1970 Them Changes AllmusicAmazon
 Roy Buchanan  1971 Buch and the Snakestretchers WikipediaAmazon
John Doe & Jill Sobule  2008 Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young For Charity AllmusicAmazon

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