Fare you well, my honey. Fare you well, my only true one. All the birds that were singing, have flown except you alone.
Gonna leave this Brokedown Palace. On my hands and my knees I will roll, roll, roll. Make myself a bed, by the waterside. In my time - in my time - I will roll, roll, roll
In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside I will lay my head. Listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul.
River gonna take me, sing me sweet and sleepy. Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home. It's a far gone lullaby, sung many years ago. Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come since I first, left home.
Goin home, goin home,by the waterside I will rest my bones. Listen to the river sing sweet songs,to rock my soul.
Gonna plant, a weeping willow. On the banks green edge it will grow, grow, grow. Sing a lullaby, beside the water. Lovers come and go - the river roll, roll, roll.
Fare you well, fare you well, I love you more than words can tell. Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul.