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Vivian spends the night on the shanty boat watching the river, unable to sleep.

lyrics

SONG: RIVER’S REACH

VIVIAN
River's rising o'er its banks,
It's coming to my door.
I watch it come and I want to run,
Climb up to a safe, high shore.

Chorus
River's reach, you're out to get me,
I'm scared, confused, I need more time.
River's reaching, drawing closer,
Close to this lonely heart of mine.

The waters pooling around my feet,
Why don't I run away?
What's past is past. Water's rising fast,
I must decide to go or stay.

Chorus

River's rising to my knees,
Yet here I stand and stay.
What's there to lose if I drown my blues?
Go on! Take this poor soul away!

Chorus

River's rising to my waist,
If I stay I'll surely drown.
But I must confide, I feel a change inside---
What I've lost, I might have found.

Chorus

credits

from Gumbo Bottoms, a Big Muddy Musical, released May 22, 2014
Lesley Oswald - Vivian, Cathy Barton - chorus
Dave Para – guitar, David Wilson – fiddle, Kevin Hennessy – upright bass

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Gumbo Bottoms Band and Cast Boonville, Missouri

"Gumbo Bottoms, a Big Muddy Musical" was inspired by stories of people who lived and worked along the Missouri River. Turner Hall River Rats for the Arts, a community organization in Boonville, Missouri, sponsored the development of the musical, the premiere in 2008, the regional tour and this studio recording. ... more

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