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River

by Joni Mitchell

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It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

But it don't snow here
It stays pretty green
I'm going to make a lot of money
Then I'm going to quit this crazy scene
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby cry

He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I'm so hard to handle
I'm selfish and I'm sad
Now I've gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

Oh, I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby say goodbye

It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

© 1970; Joni Mitchell

Guitar Transcriptions of River

Piano Transcriptions of River

River has been recorded by 465 others

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  • Ross, Don (from "Flake" - 2014)
  • Runolfsson , Anne  (from "Jamie de Roy & Friends Vol. 3: 'Tis the Season" - 2001)
  • Rupert, Michael (from "Gliding: The Winter EP 2008" - 2008)
  • Russell, Helen (from "Holly Days" - 2008)
  • Saari, Mikael  (- 2013)
  • Sally Barker - Joni Mitchell Project (from "Conversation: The Joni Tapes" - 2010)
  • Salyu (from "iris ~Shiawase no Hako~ (Single)" - 2007)
  • Sandbloom, Kevin (from "Sandbloom Still Blue" - 2011)
  • Sansa (from "Vagabond Girl" - 2005)
  • Sariah (from "Holiday Heart" - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • Scala & Kolacny Brothers  (from "December" - 2012) [buy at Amazon]
  • Scanlon, Kim  (from "Winter Concert: The First Eight Years 1993-2000" - 2002)
  • Schneckenburger, Lissa  (from "Covers" - 2013)
  • Schoellen, Rachael (from "A Showiteers Christmas: United For Change" - 2011)
  • Schouw, Lisa  (from " If Love Were the Moon - EP" - 2015) [buy at Amazon]
  • Schroeder, Brian (from "Snow - a wintery christmas EP" - 2010)
  • Scott, Karl (from "Rewards" - 2010)
  • Seriese, Astrid  (from "Astrid Seriese Live in Amsterdam" - 1999)
  • Shadows and Light (- )
  • Shaw, Ian (from "Drawn To All Things" - 2006)
  • Sherwell, Robyn (from "It's Coming On Christmas" - 2014)
  • Siegel, Janis (from "Short Stories" - 1990)
  • Silberman, Leah  (- )
  • Sillanpaa, Johanna  (from "One Wish" - 2007)
  • Sinai Vessel (from "Sad Holiday" - 2013)
  • Siskind, Jane (- )
  • Sister Hazel (from "Santa's Playlist" - 2007)
  • Sixpence None The Richer (from "The Dawn Of Grace" - 2008)
  • Skinner, Lynn (from "Lynnie Sings Joni: Snapshots from the Stage" - 2012)
  • Skorgan, Anita  (from "Julenatt" - 1994)
  • Small, Sue (- )
  • Snarski, Rob (from "Low Fidelity (Songs by Request Volume 1) " - 2015)
  • Sobral, Luisa (- 2012)
  • Sonnenberg, Paul (- )
  • Squier, Billy (from "Happy Blue" - 1998)
  • St. Agnes Fountain (from "St. Agnes Fountain" - 2011)
  • Star, Ryan (from "An Alternative Christmas " - 2008)
  • Stefanowicz, Steve  (from "Midlife Christmas" - 2007)
  • Stewart, Jeff  (from "My Favorite Christmas Songs" - 2000)
  • Stone, Angus (from "No Man's Woman (A Tribute to Women in Voice) " - 2007)
  • Stone, Sam (- 2013)
  • Stone, Sean (- 2011)
  • Sullivan, Christine (from "Away" - 2010) [buy at Amazon]
  • Sullivan, Stacy (from "Cold Enough to Snow" - 2005)
  • Sune, Ruha (- 2011)
  • Suzanne M. Sheridan & And the Suzanne Sheridan Band (from "Suzanne Sheridan Sings the Music of Joni Mitchell & Leonard Cohen" - 2012)
  • Suzanne Michelle & The Three Wise Men (from "Wonderful Peace" - 2012) [buy at Amazon]
  • Taylor, James (from "An All-Star Tribute to Joni Mitchell (TV Broadcast)" - 2000)
  • Taylor, James (from "James Taylor at Christmas" - 2006) [buy at Amazon]
  • Taylor, Melanie (from "This Christmas" - 2000)
  • Teamaker, Marc (- 2010)
  • Tedeschi, Susan (from "live recording" - 2003)
  • Ten+1 (from "Short Stories" - 2002)
  • The Albion Christmas Band (from "Winter Songs" - 2006)
  • The Ault Sisters (from "(single)" - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • The Barbers & Bishops (from "Jingles & Bells" - 2000)
  • The Chris Klich Jazz Quintet  (from "Reflections on Yuletide" - 2001)
  • The Cowboy Junkies (- 2006)
  • The Jingle Boys (from "When You Wish Upon A Christmas" - 2013)
  • The Joni Mitchell Project (- 2014)
  • The New Blue Of Yale University (from "Fire And Tenderness" - 2003)
  • The New Standards (from "Candy Cane EP" - 2007)
  • The Real Group (from "The World for Christmas" - 2012)
  • The Royal Symphonic Sound Orchestra (from "The Magic of Christmas" - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • The Sole Pursuit (from "The Podcast Sessions, Volume 1" - 2015)
  • The Swingle Singers (from "Unwrapped" - 2004)
  • The Unsweetcandy (- 2006)
  • The Whiskeybelles (from "Nothin' Says Christmas Like Whiskey" - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • The Wilderness Of Manitoba (- 2012)
  • Thom, Sandi (from " The Covers Collection" - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • Thomas, David Clayton (from "Aurora" - 2005)
  • Thomas, Rosie (from "A Very Rosie Christmas" - 2008)
  • Thompson, Phil (from "Holiday Lights, Volume 3" - 2011)
  • Thompson, Suzy (from "UnderCover, Faultline Studios and Kalx Present: Joni Mitchell's Blue" - 2012)
  • Thorn, Tracy (from "Tinsel and Lights " - 2012)
  • Tielemans, Leonie (- )
  • Tincher, Jeff (from "Christmas Time Is Here" - 2015) [buy at Amazon]
  • Toffoli, Elisa (- )
  • Tom Barman & Guy Van Nueten (from "Tom Barman & Guy Van Nueten Live " - 2003)
  • Torun Eriksen & Frøydis Grorud (from "Sanger Om Glede Og Fred" - 2010)
  • Travis (from "Turn (CD Single)" - 1999)
  • triOm (- )
  • Trones, John  (from "Joy" - 2006)
  • Tutino, Lorenza  (- )
  • Uijterlinde, Leah  (- 2013)
  • Uli Kringler Trio (from "Road Movie" - 2011)
  • Ulrich, Claus (from "It's Growing" - 2005)
  • Valentine, Trey (from "More Hope For The Holidays" - 2010) [buy at Amazon]
  • Van Ronk, Dave (from "Songs For Ageing Children" - 1973)
  • Vance, Charity (- 2012)
  • Veronneau  (from "Snow Time" - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • Vidal, Nina (from "Nina Vidal" - 2007)
  • Volker Niehusmann & Christiane Weber (from "Another Blue" - 1997)
  • Wainwright, Sloan  (from "On A Night Before Christmas" - 2005)
  • Ward, Danielle-Laura (- )
  • Washington, Maureen (from "Christmas Is" - 2014)
  • Waters, Beth (from "Christmasing With You" - 2009) [buy at Amazon]
  • Wells, Paul  (- 2012)
  • Westenra, Hayley (from "Winter Magic" - 2009)
  • White, Emily (from "Emily White " - 2012)
  • White, Peter  (from "Songs Of The Season" - 1997)
  • Will Taylor And Strings Attached (from "Back To The Garden: A Tribute To Joni Mitchell" - 2007)
  • Willa Mamet & Paul Miller (from "Let Somebody Love You" - 2015) [buy at Amazon]
  • William Close and the Earth Harp Collective (from "Holidays" - 2014) [buy at Amazon]
  • Willowgreen (from "Winter" - 1991)
  • Wilson, Jim (from "My First Christmas With You" - 2002)
  • Wilson, Rita (from "AM/FM" - 2012) [buy at Amazon]
  • Winkler, Marty (from "(These Are The) Ornaments " - 2013) [buy at Amazon]
  • Woodward, Cory (from "Our First Christmas" - 2010)
  • Yamagata, Rachael (from "Sounds Of The Season - The NBC Collection" - 2004)
  • Yarbrough, Raya (from "December Songs" - 2010)
  • Yaruss, Carey  (from "Carey Yaruss" - 2005)
  • Yee, Nicholas  (- 2014)
  • Yo La Tengo (- )
  • Yohuna (from "Eau Come Eau Come Eau Claire" - 2013)
  • Zoom (from "Love Junket" - 2007)
  • Zotos, Kat (from "Any Given Moment" - 2010)
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Deveno on

I sing this song every Chrsitmas, along with the other more well-known carols.

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