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​Down by the Riverside

This song is by Diamond Rio and appears on the album Love A Little Stronger (1994) and on the album Super Hits (1999).

I took my baby out and bought her a ring
Man, we planned a wedding come spring
Staring right into the eyes of my dreams
Hand in hand, down on one knee.

Down by the Riverside
Down by the Riverside
Told me she would be my bride
Down by the Riverside.

She said yes as I held her tight
We made love in the broad daylight
Now, I know why the old folks say
Get too close and you'll be swept away.

Down by the Riverside
Down by the Riverside
Don't take much when the waters to high
Down by the Riverside.

Spring came and turned by baby's head around
Rains fell and now I feel like I might drown
Under the weight of this fools crown.

--- Instrumental ---

There's a tree down by the Riverside
Once it held its head up high
We carved our vows deep in its side
Now faithless love makes that willow cry.

Down by the Riverside
Down by the Riverside
Love been bound to be denied
Down by the Riverside.

Down by the Riverside.

Her love turned out to be a lie.

Down by the Riverside...