"Away Down the River" as written by and Julie Lee....
Baby, dry your eyes
There's no need to cry
'Cause I'll see you again
It might be a while
Before you understand

I'm just away down the river
A hundred miles or more
Crossing over Jordan
To the other shore
I'll be standing, waiting
With all who've gone before
I'm just away down the river
A hundred miles or more

Now the pictures on the wall
Will help you to recall
They're not there
To make you sad
But to remember
All the good times we had


When it's time to leave
You're gonna feel the mountain breeze
And the snow will fill the stream
And carry you to me


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"Away Down the River" as written by Julie Lee


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    General CommentSung from the perspective of an aged parent(my perspective, but could be any age parent), close to death, saying goodbye to her child/children. This is a person of faith it seems as they seem to believe in an afterlife, indicating they wont be alone, they will be "waiting with all who have gone before". This believe in afterlife seems to be Christian, as use of "Jordan" seems to indicate.
    thisismyhearton November 19, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis beautiful song is sung from the point of view of one who's just recently died and speaking to one left behind. The one speaking could be a parent, a lover, a child, or even a pet - the song is left open that way, so it can be comforting to any who've lost a loved one. It also reminds me of that poem "Crossing the Bar."

    Krauss has an excellent ear for great songs, and this one was written by Julie Lee.
    AcousticLouon November 06, 2013   Link

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