Take Me To The River
Al Green Lyrics


I'd like to dedicate this song to little Junior Parker
A cousin of mine who's gone on, but we'd like to kinda carry on in his name
I sing

I don't know why I love you like I do
After all the changes that you put me through
You stole my money and my cigarettes
And I haven't seen hide nor hair of you yet

I wanna know
Won't you tell me
Am I in love to stay?
Hey, hey
Take me to the river
And wash me down
Won't you cleanse my soul
Put my feet on the ground

I don't know why she treated me so bad
After all the things that we could have had
Love is a notion that I can't forget
My sweet sixteen I will never regret

I wanna know
Won't you tell me
Am I in love to stay?
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Hold me, love me, please me, tease me
'Til I can't, 'til I can't take no more
Take me to the river

I don't know why I love you like I do
After all the things that you put me through
The sixteen candles burning on my wall
Turning me into the biggest fool of them all

I wanna know
Oh, won't you tell me
Am I in love to stay?

I wanna know
Take me to the river
I wanna know
I want you to dip me in the water
I wanna know
Won't you wash me in the water
Wash me in the water
Wash me in the water
Won't you wash me in the water
Feeling good

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Written by: Al Green, Mabon Lewis Hodges

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ottomarcos

"I'd like to dedicate this song to little Junior Parker
A cousin of mine who's gone on, but we'd like to
Kinda carry on in his name
I sing."

I don't know why I love you like I do
After all the changes that you put me through
You stole my money and my cigarettes
And I haven't seen hide nor hair of you yet

I wanna know, won't you tell me
Am I in love to stay?

Take me to the river
And wash me down
Won't you cleanse my soul?
Put my feet on the ground

I don't know why she treated me so bad
Look at all the things that we could have had
Love is a notion that I can't forget
My sweet sixteen I will never regret

I wanna know, won't you tell me
Am I in love to stay?

Hold me, love me, please me, tease me
Till I can't, till I can't, can't take no more

Take me to the river

I don't know why I love you like I do
After all the things that you put me through
The sixteen candles are burning on my wall
Turning me into the biggest fool of them all

I wanna know, can't you tell me
Am I in love to stay?

I wanna know
Take me to the river
I wanna know
Want you to dip me in the water
I wanna know
Won't you wash me in the water?
Wash me in the water
Wash me in the water
Won't you wash me in the water?
Feeling good



Eui-Rambo 64

I don't know why I love her like I do
All the changes you put me through
Take my money, my cigarettes
I haven't seen the worst of it yet
I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Take me to the river, dip me in the water
Washing me down, washing me down

I don't know why you treat me so bad
Think of all the things we could have had
Love is an ocean that I can't forget
My sweet sixteen I would never regret

I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Push me in the river, dip me in the water
Washing me down, washing me

Hug me, squeeze me, love me, tease me
Till I can't, till I can't, till I can't take no more of it
Take me to the water, drop me in the river
Push me in the water, drop me in the river
Washing me down, washing me down

I don't know why I love you like I do
All the troubles you put me through
Sixteen candles there on my wall
And here am I the biggest fool of them all

I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river and drop me in the water
Dip me in the river, drop me in the water
Washing me down, washing me down.



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I want to know that you'll tell me
I love to stay
Take me to the river, drop me in the water
Push me in the river, dip me in the water…

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Released: 1978

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Recorded: 1974, Memphis, Tennessee

Released: October 2, 1974

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Genre: Soul

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All comments from YouTube:

VinchVolt

The folks in Talking Heads had some pretty good taste.

Stan Gibson

The Best cover of this song is by Annie Lennox!!

Jon Helmstadter

Memories of Al Greeñ in juvenile hall, talking heads in Berkeley, yah I'm old😎

VinchVolt

@LIZZIE SANGI Sangi That's why I said they had some pretty good taste. As in, they picked a good song to cover. I'm well aware that Green is the original writer and performer.

LIZZIE SANGI Sangi

@Richard Beylund
Nice tune but not near TAKE ME TO THE RIVER.
RUST NEVER SLEEPS.

LIZZIE SANGI Sangi

@ VinceVolt
The Talking Heads did a cover of TAKE ME TO THE RIVER. REV AL GREEN gives credit to the man who wrote TAKE ME TO THE RIVER. It's an old tune.

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When a talking fish toy reminds you of your friend you had to kill

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Anyway, $4 a pound.

Tony V

"You gotta pay your dues to me pinche mamon" -Paco

Sean Baskett

And fuck these other Vatos......get up, Chuckie, get up!!

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