D                               G           D                                                          A
I was born in the path of the winter wind and raised where the mountains are old
                  D                                 G           D                                   A           D
And the springtime waters came dancing down, I remember the tales they told
                                             G           D                                              A
The whistling ways of my younger days too quickly have faded on by
       D                                G       D                              A         D
But all of their memories linger on like a light in the fading sky

D       G             A                  D
River take me along in your sunshine
   G             A              G           A               D
Sing me a song ever moving winding and free
         G               D                G                 D
You rolling old river, you changing old river
           G                   A            G              D
Let’s you and me river run down to the sea

I’ve been to the city and back again, 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 heard all the songs that the children sing, and listened to love’s melodies
I’ve felt my own music within me rise like the wind in the autumn trees


Someday when the flowers are blooming still, someday when the grass is still  green
My rolling waters will round me bend and flow to the open sea
So here’s to the rainbow that followed me here, and here’s to the friends that I  know
And here’s to the song that’s within me now, I will sing it wherever I go