let the river keep the time

(for john hartford)

 

I can hear the sound

of your fiddle ring

and that whiskey song

you love to sing

I can see the light

from the fire rise

as the voices dance

by the riverside tonight

your fiddle sounds to fine

let the river keep the time

that whiskey song

that you love to sing

even though they say

you're too old to drink

the voice is weak

but the music's strong

as the river flow

into the dawning light

your fiddle sounds so fine

let the river keep the time

 

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