We’re continuing our April tour of songs about rivers that aren’t specifically about the Mississippi. Moody River was a big hit for Pat Boone in 1961, which is something of a surprise given that the song is about a woman who drowned herself in a river after cheating on her boyfriend. Happy stuff. I prefer […]
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Looking out from the Guthrie Theater toward the Mississippi River at Minneapolis (photo taken Aug 2011). See more pictures here.
This month we’re highlighting great songs about rivers that aren’t necessarily about the Mississippi. The River Hymn by The Band is one of my favorites in this category. Thanks to Robbie Robertson’s evocative lyrics, I can easily picture myself sitting next to the Mississippi or any other great river. You can find the song on […]
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