The votes are in.

Last Friday, with a startling €20 voucher redeemable at any Currys PC World branch, on offer, I asked you to name your favourite song whose lyrics or title refer to a river.

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner.

Third Place:

The River by Bruce Springsteen.

H writes:

“Before I turned my back on him for the crime of getting ‘too big’ and having the audacity to play Slane (I was a very angry teenager at the time) this was always a favourite of mine from The Boss.

“It took me up to about three years ago to finally admit that I should let it go.”

Runner-up:

Down by the Banks of the Ohio by Olivia Newton John

Fairyqueen writes:

“I only knew it played by some in-house “ballad band” – 1970s on holidays my parents would find a bar (the only time they ever really did this) with a bit of “music” and over flat Cokes and Taytos (me), pint of stout (Da) and a port and lemon (my mother – and one would be all she had all evening) they would sway and sometimes sing along and almost always this song came on. Good times.”

Winner:

Riverman by Nick Drake

Specific Gravity writes:

Going to see the river man
Going to tell him all I can
About the ban
On feeling free.
If he tells me all he knows
About the way his river flows
I don’t suppose
It’s meant for me

“It’s probably the melancholia of the end of another stifled week, finally taking a breath and starting to unwind, but this track hits harder now than it otherwise might. Could be on repeat for a while before this night is out.”

Nick says: Thanks all.

Last week: Win Nick’s PC Voucher

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7 thoughts on “Streaming Now

  1. scottser

    riverman is a great tune – a well deserved winner.
    no doubt benblack will also appear with his apology for calling everyone stupid.

    1. Johnny 'Diego' Keenan

      Nick Drake, River man, like a duck to water.

      Beautiful excuse to connect with a powerful force of nature.

  2. Gearóid

    Wow, thanks for introducing Nick Drake to me. I had not heard of him at all. He has other wonderful songs as well, I see….. :)

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