The Lonesome River Song Lyrics and Chords by Ralph Stanley
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]The Lonesome River
Recorded by Ralph Stanley
Written by Carter Stanley and Ralph Stanley
[C]I sit here alone on the banks of the river
The lonesome wind [F]blows the water rode [C]high
I hear a voice [F]call from out there in the [C]darkness
But I sit here [G7]alone too lonesome to [C]cry
Oh the water rolls high on the river at midnight
I sit on the shore to grieve and to cry
The woman I love she left me this morning
With no one to [G7]love or kiss me good[C]night
We met there one night on the banks of the river
Sat there holdin’ [F]hands and makin’ a [C]vow
That we never would [F]part and be happy to[C]gether
But a new love she’s [G7]found she’s gone with him [C]now
Who sang the the song The Lonesome River?
– The song The Lonesome River was sang by Ralph Stanley.
Who is Ralph Stanley?
– Ralph Edmund Stanley (February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016) was an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing. Stanley began playing music in 1946, originally with his older brother Carter Stanley as part of The Stanley Brothers, and most often as the leader of his band, The Clinch Mountain Boys. He was also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley.
He was part of the first generation of bluegrass musicians and was inducted into both the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor and the Grand Ole Opry.