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Rivers Of Babylon
The Melodians Lyrics


By the rivers of Babylon
Where he sat down
And there he wept
When he remembered Zion

But the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
How can we sing King Alpha song in a strange land?
'Cause the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
How can we sing King Alpha song in a strange land?

Sing it out loud
Sing a song of freedom, sister
Sing a song of freedom, brother

We gotta sing and shout it
We gotta jump and shout it
Shout the song of freedom now

So let the words of our mouth
And the meditation of our heart
Be acceptable in Thy sight, oh Far I
So let the words of our mouth
And the meditation of our heart
Be acceptable in Thy sight, oh Far I

Sing it again!
We've got to sing it together
We've got to shout it together

By the rivers of Babylon
Where we sat down
And there we wept
When we remembered Zion
Oh, the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
How can we sing King Alpha's song in a strange land?

'Cause the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
How can we sing King Alpha's song in a strange land?

Sing it, sing it, sing it
We've got to sing it, brother
We've got to sing it, sister

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Alejandro Ortiz

By the rivers of Babylon
Where he sat down
And there he wept
When he remembered Zion

But the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
How can we sing King Alpha song in a strange land?
'Cause the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
How can we sing King Alpha song in a strange land?

Sing it out loud
Sing a song of freedom, sister
Sing a song of freedom, brother

We gotta sing and shout it
We gotta jump and shout it
Shout the song of freedom now

So let the words of our mouth
And the meditation of our heart
Be acceptable in Thy sight, oh Far I
So let the words of our mouth
And the meditation of our heart
Be acceptable in Thy sight, oh Far I

Sing it again!
We've got to sing it together
We've got to shout it together

By the rivers of Babylon
Where we sat down
And there we wept
When we remembered Zion
Oh, the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
How can we sing King Alpha's song in a strange land?

'Cause the wicked carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
How can we sing King Alpha's song in a strange land?

Sing it, sing it, sing it
We've got to sing it, brother
We've got to sing it, sister



All comments from YouTube:

Big Brother E

First heard this in Florida checking out my girl at the time... how i miss her...

Dit

Rip m8 sry to hear

Adebiyi Toun

My late mum actually said often she preferred this version to Boney M that was more popular and I agree with her

Salih Tchiemtore

Yes this is music

Izacc Logue

For the the wicked. Carried us away in captivity , required from us a song. We got to sing it together!

Izacc Logue

Yes

Wesley Duke Sapp

Me too...

Wesley Duke Sapp

... in addition to the correct comment earlier, another part of this songs lyrics are from Psalm 19;
Psalm 19:14
King James Version
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

Dirceu N Lopes

Tenho o cd The Rarder They Come Jimmy Cliff com este som maravilhoso!

sirknight1399

Then Frank Farian and George Reyam changed 'King Alpha's song' to 'The Lord's song', and 'O Far-i' to 'Here tonight', added their names to the writing credits and walked off with half the writers' royalties on Boney M's version ;(

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