Down By the Riverside

from the album

Down by the riverside,
We watched your paper sailboat glide,
and the red-eared sliders hide,
down by the riverside

We held hands around the lake,
And saw a slowly swimming drake.
Sketched in dirt the sun had baked,
Down by the riverside.

Down by the riverside,
We watched your paper sailboat glide,
and the red-eared sliders hide,
down by the riverside.

Since eighteen hundred sixty-three,
"Mountaineers are Always Free"
By presidential sovereignty,
Good ole honest Abe.

Down by the riverside,
We watched your paper sailboat glide,
and the red-eared sliders hide,
down by the riverside.

Here in the Mountain State,
Life moves at a slower rate,
load golden apples to the crate,
down by the riverside.

Down by the riverside,
We watched your paper sailboat glide,
And the red-eared sliders hide,
Down by the riverside.

Time and waters smooth the stones,
At Berkley Springs we’ll rest our bones,
Unplug the clock and the phones,
Down by the riverside.

Down by the riverside,
We watched your paper sailboat glide,
And the red-eared sliders hide,
Down by the riverside