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Track Name: Down By The River
I'll meet you down by the river, down by the river
Down by the river to see what we can see
Down by the river, by the Hudson River
Down by the river, that's where I want to be

You may be feeling cramped and crowded
You may be feeling restless and bored
I know a place can cures what ails you
Leave you refreshed, leave your mind restored

I'll meet you down by the river, down by the river
Down by the river to see what we can see
Down by the river, by the Hudson river
Down by the river, that's where I want to be

You never know what you might find there
You never know what the tide will bring
But I know you'll find peace of mind there
Something about it makes me want to sing

I'll meet you down by the river, down by the river
Down by the river to see what we can see
Down by the river, by the Hudson River
Down by the river, that's where I want to be

Just make your way down to the water
That river will bring the world to your feet
Might be something washed down from the mountains
Or dredged right up from the ocean deep

I'll meet you down by the river, down by the river
Down by the river to see what we can see
Down by the river, by the Hudson River
Down by the river, that's where I want to be

Once we got careless about out river
Let it fill up with pollution and trash
Now we're trying hard to protect it
Want to make sure that our river will last

I'll meet you down by the river, down by the river
Down by the river to see what we can see
Down by the river, by the Hudson River
Down by the river, that's where I want to be
Track Name: Sail Away Ladies
Come along now come with me
Sail way ladies sail away
We'll sail on down to the Tappan Zee
Sail way ladies sail away

Would you rock, would you rock em' boys
Don't you rock em' dad, would you rock em daddy-o
Sail away ladies sail away, sail away ladies sail away
Sail away ladies sail away, sail away ladies sail away

Whenever I get my new boat done
Sail away ladies sail away
My daughters will have my very first one
Sail away ladies sail away

Would you rock, would you rock em' boys
Don't you rock em' dad, would you rock em daddy-o
Sail away ladies sail away, sail away ladies sail away
Sail away ladies sail away, sail away ladies sail away

Well a few new planks perhaps a spar
Sail away ladies sail away
And she'll be ready to cross the bar
Sail away ladies sail away

Would you rock, would you rock em' boys
Don't you rock em' dad, would you rock em daddy-o
Sail away ladies sail away, sail away ladies sail away
Sail away ladies sail away, sail away ladies sail away

She forgave my sins and taught me well
Sail away ladies sail away
How to read the tide, the wind, the swell
Sail away ladies sail away

Would you rock, would you rock em' boys
Don't you rock em' dad, would you rock em daddy-o
Sail away ladies sail away, sail away ladies sail away
Sail away ladies sail away, sail away ladies sail away

I hope that ere' I'm dead and gone
Sail away ladies sail away
I'll see their sails agains the dawn
Sail away ladies sail away

To Sandy Hook from Albany
Sail away ladies sail away
And eastward on across the sea
Sail away ladies sail away

Would you rock, would you rock em' boys
Don't you rock em' dad, would you rock em daddy-o
Sail away ladies sail away, sail away ladies sail away
Sail away ladies sail away, sail away ladies sail away
Track Name: Sailing My Dirty Stream
Sailing up my dirty stream
Still I love it and I'll keep the dream
That some day, though maybe not this year
My Hudson River will once again run clear.

It starts high in the mountains of the north
Crystal clear and icy trickles forth
With just one floating wrapper of chewing gum
Dropped by some hikers to warn of things to come.

Sailing up my dirty stream
Still I love it and I'll keep the dream
That some day, though maybe not this year
My Hudson River will once again run clear.

At Glens Falls, five thousand honest hands
Working daily at the GE plant
Five hundred gallons of waste a day,
Why should we do it any other way?

Sailing up my dirty stream
Still I love it and I'll keep the dream
That some day, though maybe not this year
My Hudson River will once again run clear

Down the valley one million toilet chains
Find my Hudson a convenient place to drain
And each town and village says, "Who, me?"
Do you think that sewage treatment plants come free?

Sailing up my dirty stream
Still I love it and I'll keep the dream
That some day, though maybe not this year
My Hudson River will once again run clear.

Out in the ocean they say the water's clear
But I live on the river here
Half way between the mountains and sea,
Tacking to and fro, this thought returns to me

Sailing up my dirty stream
Still I love it and I'll keep the dream
That some day, though maybe not this year
My Hudson and my country will run clear.
Track Name: Jean Valla McAvoy - Back Bay
Give me the quiet water, give me the back bay
Give me a good excuse to slip the strangled noose of a work day
Oh my soul is free no one to bother me on the back bay
Don't want your noisy engine don't want the wind in my hair
Give me an old canoe a paddle light and true
They will take me where the heron waits
for the tide and fate to bring her dinner there

Give me the quiet water, give me the back bay
I feel the need to ride the changes of the tide in the worst way
Oh I do believe I feel the river breath on the back bay
Oh you can keep the channel you've got places to go
The river rushing by you're living on the fly I will take things slowly
I don't mind if I fall behind in the ebb and flow

We need that quiet water we need the back bay
A buffer from the storm the place were life is born
Where the cat tails sway
The rivers health is in the secret wealth of the back bay

Give me the quiet water
Rock me in the cradle of the back bay
We need that quiet water
Share it with the eagle and the osprey
Cherish the quiet water of the back bay
Give me the quiet water
We neet the quiet water of the back bay
Share it with the eagle and the osprey
Give me the quiet water
Track Name: River
I was born in the path of the winter wind
Raised where the mountains are old
Their springtime waters came dancing down
I remember the tales they told
The whistling ways of my younger days
Too quickly have faded on by
But all of my memories linger still
Like the light in a fading sky

River, take me along in your sunshine sing me your song
Ever moving and winding and free
You rolling old river, you changing old river
Let's you and me, River, run down to the sea

I've been to the city and back again
I've been moved by some things that I've learned
Met a lot of good people and called them friends
Felt the change when the seasons turned
I've learned all the songs that the children sing
Listened to love's melodies felt my own music within me rise
Like the wind in the autumn trees

River, take me along in your sunshine sing me your song
Ever moving and winding and free
You rolling old river, you changing old river,
Let's you and me, River, run down to the sea

Someday when the flowers are blooming still
Someday when the grass is still green
Our rolling waters will round the bend and flow into the open sea
So here's to the rainbows that's followed us here
And here's to the friends that we know
And here's to the song that's within us now
I will sing it where'er we go

River, take me along in your sunshine, sing me your song
Ever moving, and winding and free
You rolling old river, you changing old river
Let's you and me, River, run down to the sea

You rolling old river, you changing old river,
Let's you and me, River, run down to the sea
Track Name: River Rag
One the river was the place to be
People gathered along the strand
There was shad, oysters, and caviar
Served on steamboats fit to beat the band
Dock Street, Water Street, and River Road
The names still linger in city and town
But we turned out backside on the river
Time to turn the situation around

You can sing it from the bridge
You can sing it from the shore
You can sing it from the sloop Clearwater
Ah, but sing it from your heart
You'll never know until you try
You can sing it all alone
You can sing it with a friend
If you take it from the top and you make it till the end
You just might help somebody see
the bottom of the river again
Oh yeah, the bottom of the river again

There's a rag to wipe your Sunday shoes
Rag to use when you got the blues
Rag for powdering babies southern sides
There's a rag for the kitchen and one for the hall
A ragtime tune on an old guitar
A rag to wipe those teardrops from your eyes
Now listen to the river she's telling you
She needs some of that rag time too
She's waiting patiently
For all the rest of us to agree

She's got acid rain sweeping down like tears
PCB's behind her ears
Power plants in places she can't reach

I am going to sing this old time river song
To every mud sucker ever done her wrong
Till we clean that winding stream from beach to beach

You can sing it from the bridge
You can sing it from the shore
You can sing it from the sloop Clearwater
Ah, but sing it from your heart
You'll never know until you try
You can sing it all alone
You can sing it with a friend
If you take it from the top and you make it till the end
You just might help somebody see
the bottom of the river again.
Oh yeah, the bottom of the river again

You can sing it from the bridge
You can sing it from the shore
You can sing it from the sloop Clearwater
Ah, but sing it from your heart
You'll never know until you try
You can sing it all alone
You can sing it with a friend
If you take it from the top and you make it till the end
You just might help somebody see
the bottom of the river again.
Oh yeah, the bottom of the river again
Oh yeah, the bottom of the river again
Oh yeah, the bottom of the river again
Oh yeah, the muddy bottom of the Hudson river again
Oh yeah.
Track Name: Go To The Water
Go to the water, walk down slow
Where the rock is battered and the branch hangs low
Where the sea is rough and the sun burns hotter
To know love, go to the water

You walked through the garden in the early spring
Where the wild blossom was a growing thing
You pressed that flower in your favorite book
It kept its color, but never bore fruit

Go to the water, walk down slow
Where the rock is battered and the branch hangs low
Where the sea is rough and the sun burns hotter
To know love, go to the water

Nothing so smooth as the side of a thorn
Nothing so calm as the eye of a storm
To young love, nothing so sweet
As the sound of a promise no-one could keep

Go to the water, walk down slow
Where the rock is battered and the branch hangs low
Where the sea is rough and the sun burns hotter
To know love, go to the water

It laughs and shouts where it touches land
And it holds the world like a loving hand
It’s a bed of pearls on a moonlit night
Full of life, no end in sight

Go to the water, walk down slow
Where the rock is battered and the branch hangs low
Where the sea is rough, and the sun burns hotter
To know love, go to the water
Track Name: Tide And The River Rising
Come on get your oars and row, my darling
Come on get your oars and row
We've got tide and the river rising
Come on get your oars and row

Come up on your feet and walk, my baby
Rise up on those feet and walk
We've got arms reaching out to catch you
Haul up on those feet and walk

Come on get your oars and row, my darling
Come on get your oars and row
We've got tide and the river rising
Come on get your oars and row

In the morning call my name, my lover
In the morning call my name
We grow old, young, we birth, we die
And somehow we rearrange

Come on get your oars and row, my darling
Come on get your oars and row
We've got tide and the river rising
Come on get your oars and row

Some live and change the world with grace
And a vision and a strength of mind
Some rise from trouble, some lend a hand
And some keep trying to find

Come on get your oars and row, my darling
Come on get your oars and row
We've got tide and the river rising
Come on get your oars and row

Now watch whose little girls go walking, my lover
And watch then as they learn to run
Watch them as they round the corner out of sight
Then tumbling back in our arms they comes

Come on get your oars and row, my darling
Come on get your oars and row
We've got tide and the river rising
Come on get your oars and row

When it's time to say goodbye, my darling
When it's time to say goodbye
We'll live on in the old and the young ones
Dreaming down a quiet line

Come on get your oars and row, my darling
Come on get your oars and row
We've got tide and the river rising
Come on get your oars and row
Track Name: Living On The River
Down by the bend where the blackbird sings
Over by the fountain there's a crystal spring
Back in the shadows where the watercress grows
Sweet spring water runs clear and cold

Living on the river was nice and easy
People on the river just take their time
The wind in the summer was warm and breezy
Wind in the winter it cut like iron

Down around the dam by the railroad bridge
There's wind in the shallow where the crayfish live
Over by the trees where the catfish bite
They'll be swimming in the skillet before tonight

Living on the river was nice and easy
People on the river just take their time
The wind in the summer was warm and breezy
Wind in the winter it cut like iron

Walkin' down the hill on a winter's night
To go skating on the river in the cold moonlight
There's an old wood stove and a hardwood floor
You can sit and take it easy while your feet get warm

Living on the river was nice and easy
People on the river just take their time
The wind in the summer was warm and breezy
Wind in the winter it cut like iron

Up in the morning at four o'clock
I'll meet you at the landing at Lynch's dock
Drifting on the river when the sun comes up
Drinking hot black coffee from an old tin cup

Living on the river was nice and easy
People on the river just take their time
The wind in the summer was warm and breezy
Wind in the winter it cut like iron
Track Name: The Poughkeepsie Whaler
Can you feel the sea breeze?
Can you see the great tail?
This ship has been roaming in search of the whale.
And though we've returned to this arm of the sea
The smell of the ocean's still clinging to me.

Well then, I'm bound for Poughkeepsie
Well then, I'm headed for home
Well then, I'm bound for Poughkeepsie
Well then, I'm headed for home

Well hello, Father Hudson, it's good to be home
I'm headed up river to seek out my own
And with luck by tomorrow my loved ones I'll see
Where the reach of the ocean is too far from me

Well then, I'm bound for Poughkeepsie
Well then, I'm headed for home
Well then, I'm bound for Poughkeepsie
Well then, I'm headed for home

Oh the water is fresh here, the gulls are all crows
It's time I gave though to a set of new clothes
And it's good to be where I've been wanting to be
Where the sight of the ocean is too far to see

Well then, I'm here in Poughkeepsie
Well then, I'm back in my home
Well then, I'm here in Poughkeepsie
Well then, I'm back in my home

I can sleep in a bed that won't shift 'neath my back
And I won't care tomorrow should the clouds turn to black
I can walk anywhere that I'm wanting to be
To be quit of the ocean is alright with me

Well then, I'm here in Poughkeepsie
Well then, I'm back in my home
Well then, I'm here in Poughkeepsie
Well the,n I'm back in my home

All my friends and relations are gathered around
Each day I thank God for my feet on the ground
But the whales are still sportin' where the waves can run free
And the song of the ocean is singing to me

Well then, I'll be leaving Poughkeepsie
Well then, farewell to my home
Well then, I'll be leaving Poughkeepsie
Well then, farewell to my home

Oh the talk is all turning to bushels and bales
But my heart is yearning for the wind in the sails
Let the farmer sow here, I can reap from the sea
Where the swell of the ocean is pulling at me

Well then, I'll be leaving Poughkeepsie
Well then, farewell to my home
Well then, I'll be leaving Poughkeepsie
Well then, farewell to my home
Track Name: Rick Nestler - River That Flows Both Ways
Once the Sachems told a story of a land the Great Spirits blessed
And the people followed the legend from the great waters in the West
And they stopped where they found that the fishing was good
Earth it was fertile and game ran in the woods

And I could be happy spending my days on the river that flows both ways.
I could be happy spending my days on the river that flows both ways

First came the trappers and the traders their own fortunes for to find
And the valley treated them kindly so the farmers followed close behind.
Then the sloop sailed well laden round the Battery with flour from Yonkers, furs from Albany

I could be happy just spending my days on the river that flows both ways.
Yes, I could be happy spending my days on the river that flows both ways.

Writers and painters have shown its beauty in its waters and on the shore.
While musicians sing its praises keep alive the river's lore.
With the sun setting golden o'er the Palisades afternoon ends
the daylight fades

And I could be happy spending my days on the river that flows both ways.
I could be happy spending my days on the river that flows both ways.

Maybe its the moonshine maybe its the starlight reflected in Haverstraw Bay.
Maybe its the fog that rolls off the highlands at the break of a brand new day.
But apple cider and pumpkins, strawberries and corn,
make the people of the river glad they were born

And I could be happy spending my days on the river that flows both ways.
I could be happy spending my days on the river that flows both ways
I could be happy spending my days on the river that flows both ways
Track Name: Island Earth
Calling all dreamers and optimistic fools
Don't let go of your dream make it now make it all come true
If you believe in a brighter day
I know we can find our way

To this island, in a starry ocean
Poetry in motion, this island earth
Spinnin' like a dancer, gravity is the answer
Rendezvous in the blue, this island earth

I don't know what's in store today
We can spread our wings we can soar away
Or we can go like the dinosaurs, they say
The choice is ours to make
It only seems like this to me
We can wake up one day and be history
Or stick around to unravel the mystery
Of how we came to be

On this island, in a starry ocean
Poetry in motion, this island earth
A beautiful oasis for all human races
The only home that we know, this island earth

I know we can touch the stars one day
Kick up the dust on Mars some day
Or trip the light of the Milky Way
We've got to find our way
If you're looking for a miracle open your eyes
There was one this morning just about sunrise
Dawn came breakin' like a wave on the sea
And it's there for you and me

Calling all dreamers and optimistic fools
Don't let go of your dream make it now make it all come true
If you believe in a brighter day
I know we can find our way

To this island, in a starry ocean
Poetry in motion, this island earth
Spinnin' like a dancer, gravity is the answer
Rendezvous in the blue, this island earth
Rendezvous in the blue, this island earth
The only home that we know
This island earth
Track Name: Jay Ungar, Melody, Grian MacGregor, Words - Ashokan Farewell
The sun is sinking low in the hills above Ashokan.
The pines and the willows know soon we will part.
There's a whisper in the wind of promises unspoken,
And a love that will always remain in my heart.

My thoughts will return to the sound of your laughter,
The magic of moving as one,
And a time we'll remember long even after
The moonlight and music and dancing are done.

Will we climb the hills once more?
Will we walk the woods together?
Will I feel you holding me close once again?
Will every song we've sung stay with us forever?
Will you dance in my dreams or my arms until then?

Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
Over the lake the stars shine.
Ah they wonder if you and I will be keeping
The moonlight and music, or leave them behind.

Under the moon the mountains lie sleeping
The magic of moving as one
They wonder if you and I will be keeping
The moonlight and music or part when they're done

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