The Grahams

RIVERMAN'S DAUGHTER

There's a bend in the river and from where I stand
I can see the steamboats turning
I can hear the sailors calling as they make their way for land
I can smell the coalfire burning

Every morning I've been climbing up and down the lighthouse stairs
And looking out on the water
Been leaning on the railing and watching for hours
For a boat called the Riverman's Daughter

Oh Riverman, Oh Riverman, have you sailed on out to sea?
Oh Riverman, Oh Riverman, won't you sail home, in the boat you named for me

Through the fog on the river in the old morning light
I can see a smokestack gleaming
Could it be my darling coming home alright?
Could it be my love come steaming?

Every morning I've been climbing up and down the lighthouse stairs
And looking out on the water
Been leaning on the railing and watching for hours
For a boat called the Riverman's Daughter

Oh Riverman, Oh Riverman, have you sailed on out to sea?
Oh Riverman, Oh Riverman, won't you sail home

After all these years have you forgotten me

Oh Riverman, Oh Riverman, have you sailed on out to sea?
Oh Riverman, Oh Riverman, won't you sail home, in the boat you named for me



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