Let the River Run

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Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass

Words (in song order)

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Let the River Run
Carly Simon (arranged by Wendy Sergeant)

INTRODUCTION (written in order of entry)
BASS: Let the river run, let the river run (x7), Let the river run, let the river…
ALTO: Oh let the river run (x5) Oh let the river…
TENOR: Oh let the river run (x4) Oh let the river…
SOPRANO: Oh let the river run (x3) Oh let the river…

*Let the river run, let all the dreamers wake the nation
S, A, T: Come, the new Jerusa(lem)
BASS: Come, oh come Jerusa…

BASS ONLY: Let the river run, let the river run (x2)

Silver cities rise, the morning lights, the streets that meet them
And sirens call them on with (a song)

BASS ONLY: Let the river run, let the river run (x2)

It’s asking for the taking, trembling, shaking
Oh, my heart is aching

SOP and TENOR only: (BASS and ALTO – “oh, ah”)
(We’re) coming to the edge, running on the water (bracketed word, just sops)
Coming through the fog, your sons and daughters

We the great and small stand on a star and blaze a trail of desire (desire)
Through the darkening (dawn).

BASS: Let the river run, let the river run (x7), Let the river run, let the river,
Let the river run, let the river run, let the river…
ALTO: Oh let the river run (x5) Oh let the river,
Let the river run, oh let the river…
TENOR: Oh let the river run (x4) Oh let the river,
Let the river run, oh let the river…
SOPRANO: Oh let the river run (x3) Oh let the river…
Let the river run, oh let the river…

REPEAT FROM VERSE 1*

Ending: BASS: Let the river run, let the river run… (repeat and fade)

Updated Jan 2020