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Paul Robeson

"The Four Rivers" (karaoke)

"The Four Rivers" (sheet music)

 


 

Here’s the story of the four rivers

That the eyes of the world are on.

They’re called the Thames, the Mississippi,

And the Yangtze, and the Don.

Oh, the four rivers, apart as they could be!

But they discovered how to get together

Where the rivers flow to the sea.

River rolling down to the open sea.

 

Here’s the story of the four sailors

That the eyes of the world are on.

Their names are John, and Mao, and Tommy,

And the fourth is named Ivan.

Oh, the four rivers had raised them separately!

But they discovered how to get together

When they all sailed down to the sea.

River rolling down to the open sea.

 

Now, the people of the four rivers

Must be friends as time moves on.

Beside the Thames, the Mississippi,

And the Yangtze, and the Don.

Oh, the four rivers, wherever men may be,

They must discover how to work together

While the rivers roll to the sea.

River rolling down to the open sea.

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