Moody River
Pat Boone Lyrics


(Moody river, moody river)

Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life

Last Saturday evenin' came to the old oak tree
It stands beside the river where you were to meet me
On the ground your glove I found
With a note addressed to me
It read "Dear love, I've done you wrong"
"Now I must set you free"
"No longer can I live with this hurt and this sin"
"I just couldn't tell you that guy was just a friend"

Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life

I looked into the muddy water and what could I see?
I saw a lonely, lonely face just lookin' back at me
Tears in his eyes and a prayer on his lips
And the glove of his lost love at his fingertips

Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: GARY BRUCE

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MrsGranpaws

Oh I loved it. Wasnt ready for love of course at this age.
Lyrics
Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life
Last Saturday evenin' came to the old oak tree
It stands beside the river where you were to meet me
On the ground your glove I found
With a note addressed to me
It read "Dear love, I've done you wrong"
"Now I must set you free"
"No longer can I live with this hurt and this sin"
"I just couldn't tell you that guy was just a friend"
Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life
I looked into the muddy water and what could I see?
I saw a lonely, lonely face just lookin' back at me
Tears in his eyes and a prayer on his lips
And the glove of his lost love at his fingertips
Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life
Songwriters: Gary Bruce



Bruce Stephenson

Moody River
Pat Boone

Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life

Last Saturday evenin' came to the old oak tree
It stands beside the river where you were to meet me
On the ground your glove I found
With a note addressed to me

It read "Dear love, I've done you wrong"
"Now I must set you free"
"No longer can I live with this hurt and this sin"
"I just couldn't tell you that guy was just a friend"

Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life

I looked into the muddy water and what could I see?
I saw a lonely, lonely face just lookin' back at me
Tears in his eyes and a prayer on his lips
And the glove of his lost love at his fingertips

Moody river, more deadly than the vainest knife
Moody river, your muddy water took my baby's life


Songwriters: Gary Bruce



MotinQ

(Moody river, moody river)

Moody river,
more deadly
than the vainest knife
Moody river, your muddy water
took my baby's life

Last Saturday evenin'
came to the old oak tree
It stands beside the river
where you were to meet me

On the ground your glove I found
With a note addressed to me
It read "Dear love,
I've done you wrong"
"Now I must set you free"
"No longer can I live
with this hurt and this sin"
"I just couldn't tell you
that guy was just a friend"

Moody river,
more deadly
than the vainest knife
Moody river,
your muddy water
took my baby's life

I looked into the muddy water
and what could I see?
I saw a lonely,
lonely face just
lookin' back at me
Tears in his eyes
and a prayer on his lips
And the glove of his lost love
at his fingertips

Moody river,
more deadly
than the vainest knife
Moody river,
your muddy water
took my baby's life



Del Stanley

Yes, I was just having some fun. I was around during all these musical
"revolutions." Another device I had that is not mentioned here was the
reel-reel-tape. A very good one had some tremendous sound. Ah, you
mentioned the eight track tape. People may laugh at it today (if they know
what it is/was), but for me it was the most significant music delivery
device in my lifetime. Back in the day if you wanted to travel you were a
captive to what ever music station you were listening to (on your pocket
radio). You HAD to listen to their Top 40, or whatever genre programming.
If you didn't like it all you could do was change stations; that was your
only option. As a kid riding with my parents in the car on a trip to my
grandmother's I often wondered if it were possible to listen to YOUR OWN
music in the car, music that YOU SELECTED. Then, I thought it was just a
dream. When the eight track tape arrived it was a kind of miracle of sorts,
a godsend. One NOW had a say in what musical entertainment he/she wanted to
listen to. The changes (in my opinion) from digital downloads from CDs from
cassettes weren't as big incrementally as the change from eight track from
car radio. The eight track was the start when the listener became his own
DJ. Everything since then are tremendous technical improvements and
conveniences, but they still do the same----let YOU choose what you want to
hear, and the eight track tape was the first to do that for me.



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Jorge Mario Rodas

I like the innocence of this song.  Beside the sad message sounds well in Pat's great voice.  It brings back some remembrances about that time when we were Young and innocent. 

Gale Allen Jr

No one is innocent, just a pause between sodom and Gomorrah. 🤪🤕🚵😎

mkl62

This hit from Pat Boone went to #1 on the Top 40 charts and to #4 on the new Adult Contemporary charts. Outside the US, it went to #1 in Canada and New Zealand and to #18 in the United Kingdom. It would finish at #59 for the year, 1961.

Michael Toohey

I was born in 1957 and can remember this on New Zealand radio. "Moody Rivaah, your muddy wartuh" didn't sound at all foreign. I though it was about the flooding near my home town.

Rick Harter

LOVE THIS SONG, MEMORIES FROM GROWING UP IN THE BEST TIMES PERIOD, 50,S 60,S

Pat O'sullivan

Oh yes great been teenage in 60s

mike yazvac

mr. warmth )

Dana Brinkmeier

Right on Rick ! I am 70 and remember all of the 50's !...Different Times...Better Times ...leave your doors unlocked without worry. We lived for Family and Friends and getting together !Not So today !...everyone has an I-pod and is on Soc. Media running Fast to get to NOWHERE.. Dana

sprky44

yes they were the best, kids today don't know what they missed

Jorge Mario Rodas

Another of my favorites.  Really nice to hear and to recall more innocent times.  They are gone forever but will live in my mind as long as I live as I recall how things were in the early sixties.

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