The Rio Grande
Mike Oldfield Lyrics


We're homeward bound across the blue sea.
Going home.
We're homeward bound across the blue sea,
And we're come from the old country.
And away, love, away.
Going home.
We're homeward bound this very day,
And we're come from the old country.

The sails are unfold and the anchor's aweigh.
Going home.
She yields to the breeze as she gathers her way,
And we're come from the old country.
And away, love, away.
Going home.
We're homeward bound this very day,
And we're come from the old country.

We're homeward bound across the blue sea.
Going home.
We're homeward bound across the blue sea,
And we're come from the old country.
And away, love, away.
Going home.
We're homeward bound this very day,
And we're come from the old country.

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Written by: D. ALVIN, T. RUSSELL

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nickhirst999

The Rio Grande (Bedford)


We're homeward bound across the blue sea
Going home
We're homeward bound across the blue sea
And we're bound for the old country
Then away, love away
Going home
We're homeward bound this very day
And we're bound for the old country


The sails are unfurled and the anchor's aweigh
Going home
She heels to the breeze as she gathers her way
And we're bound for the old country
Then away love, away
Going home
We're homeward bound this very day
And we're bound for the old country


We're homeward bound across the blue sea
Going home
We're homeward bound across the blue sea
And we're bound for the old country
Then away love, away
Going home
We're homeward bound this very day
And we're bound for the old country


We're going home
We're going home
We're going home
We're going home...


David Bedford: grand piano, organ
Mike Oldfield: guitar
Vocals by classes 2 and 3, Queen's College, London.
Solo vocal: Diny Coulson


Recorded at The Manor, The Beacon and with the Manor Mobile at Queen's College Hall in June 1975


Produced by David Bedford



All comments from YouTube:

dinycoulson

Rest in Peace David Bedford, who died in October 2011. I was the solo voice on this song, very young at the time, and I still love it.

dinycoulson

@Andrew Clayton Yes Lucy was my best friend at the time, we were only 14 when we recorded this ! Think I did 2 verses and she did the other one but can't really remember. The album is rather dark but it is after all based on the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, not the most cheery poem ! But glad you liked this song :)

Andrew Clayton

Saw your name credited on my vinyl album, you and Lucy Blackburn are both credited as soloist's. This track is the best part of the whole album. The rest of it is rather dark.

D G

Wow! I first heard your voice in 1994 when I bought the boxed version of Tubular Bells. This track left me spellbound, and took me back to the early seventies. your voice made it complete. Did you sing at The Manor? Oh how I wish I could go back in time. Thank you.

Danny Keen

Wow, such a beautiful performance ! I understand why you love it, there's a magic to this song and that's due in no small part to your vocals.

Jeffrey Lyons

How exciting it must have been for you.

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chased spleen

Possibly the most underated song ever. Magnificent.

Phil Kelly

I love this version. That's a beautiful voice you have which has stayed with me for many, many years. Congratulations .

peter schlingemann

Thank you Diny Coulson for this beautiful contribution to contemporary music. 

th0617

Simple yet so beautiful.Youi are a voice from an angel, that song in particular helped me cope with my sister's battle, and later death from a rare form of childhood cancer. I just sat, clsed my eyes, and let the music soothe me. Thanks, and God Bless You.

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