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Christie – Yellow River lyrics

So long boy you can take my place, got my papers I've got my pay
So pack my bags and I'll be on my way to yellow river
Put my guns down the war is won
Fill my glass high the time has come
I'm going back to the place that I love yellow river


Yellow river yellow river is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow river yellow river is in my blood it's the place I love
Got no time for explanation got no time to lose
Tomorrow night you'll find me
Sleeping underneath the moon at yellow river

Cannon fire lingers in my mind I'm so glad that I'm still alive
And I've been gone for such a long time from yellow river
I remember the nights were cool I can still see the water pool
And I remember the girl that I knew from yellow river


Yellow river yellow river is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow river yellow river is in my blood it's the place I love
Got no time for explanation got no time to lose
Tomorrow night you'll find me
Sleeping underneath the moon at yellow river

Yellow river yellow river is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow river yellow river is in my blood it's the place I love



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    KingCorkeyMar 11, 2011 at 7:08 am
    This is a Vietnam era song and conveys the sentiment of any serviceman who did his tour there who was going home to the girl he loved and the land he loved. The verse "I'm so glad that I'm still alive" is a reference to all our fallen comrades in arms who didn't make it. However you do need to correct the lyrics the second time he sings about sleeping underneath the moon. He already talked about the girl he knew there and the second time the Lyric is sung, he says tomorrow night you'll find "us" sleeping underneath the moon at yellow river.
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    UnregisteredOct 17, 2014 at 8:42 pm
    There's an interesting Dutch documentary on YouTube regarding the history of this single, which was originally supposed to be released by the Tremeloes.

    In that documentary, Jeff Christie (the song's author) says Yellow River was written from the viewpoint of an American Civil War soldier returning home. Aside from that difference, I think KingCorkey's interpretations are on the mark.

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