Four Rivers (Paul Robeson)

“Four Rivers” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Four Rivers” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Performer: Paul Robeson.
Lyrics: Edward Eliscu and Henry Myers.
Tune: Jay Gorney.


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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