If you listen you can hear it call...
There is a river called the river of no return
Sometimes it's peaceful and sometimes wild and free!
Love is a traveler on the river of no return
Swept on forever to be lost in the stormy sea

(Wail-a-ree) I can hear the river call (no return, no return)
Where the roarin' waters fall wail-a-ree
I can hear my lover call "Come to me" (no return, no return)
I lost my love on the river and forever my heart will yearn
Gone, gone forever down the river of no return
Wail-a-ree (Wail-a-ree), wail-a-ree
He'll never return to me! (no return, no return, no return)

Lyrics submitted by Bobo192

The River of No Return Lyrics as written by Lionel Newman Ken Darby

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing

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    Song MeaningThe mysterious "Wail-a-ree" :
    Perhaps it is a pronounciation for "weilawei", old english from scandinavian, middle english "welleway", sorrow, lamentation (see Merriam Webster).
    It's make much sense than "wail-a-ree" I think... even if it is strange to use an archaic word no one can undestrand ... exept for the prefix "wail". So it can sound like something ancient for a lamentation and a lost.
    pana100004on October 15, 2014   Link

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