BONEY M

Rivers Of Babylon

Brown Girl In The Ring

Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord

RIVERS OF BABYLON - 13/05/1978
AA with BROWN GIRL IN THE RING
5 weeks at #1 - 40 weeks on chart

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Requiring of us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land

Let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts
Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight
Let the words of our mouths and the meditation of our hearts
Be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion
By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
Ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion

By the rivers of Babylon (dark tears of Babylon)
There we sat down (You got to sing a song)
Ye-eah we wept, (Sing a song of love)
When we remember Zion. (Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)

By the rivers of Babylon (Rough bits of Babylon)
There we sat down (You hear the people cry)
Ye-eah we wept, (They need that power)
When we remember Zion. (Ooh, have the power)
By the rivers of Babylon (yeah yeah yeah)
There we sat down (yeah yeah)
Ye-eah we wept

BROWN GIRL IN THE RING - 13/05/1978
AA with RIVERS OF BABYLON
5 weeks at #1 - 40 weeks on chart

Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
There's a brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

Show me your motion
Tra la la la la
Come on show me your motion
Tra la la la la la
Show me your motion
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

Old head water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my clothes
Old head water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my clothes

I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish and Johnny-cakes
I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish and Johnny-cakes

Beng-a-deng
Beng-a-deng

Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
There's a brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

Show me your motion
Tra la la la la
Come on show me your motion
Tra la la la la la
Show me your motion
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

Old head water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my clothes
Old head water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my clothes

I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish and Johnny-cakes
I remember one Saturday night
We had fried fish and Johnny-cakes

Beng-a-deng
Beng-a-deng

Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
See, brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

Old head water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my clothes
Old head water run dry
Got nowhere to wash my clothes

Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
Look that brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la la
Brown girl in the ring
Tra la la la la
She looks like a sugar in a plum
Plum plum

MARY'S BOY CHILD/OH MY LORD - 09/12/1978
4 weeks at #1 - 8 weeks on chart

Mary's Boy Child, Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day
And man will live for evermore because of Christmas Day

Long time ago in Bethlehem, so the Holy Bible say
Mary's Boy Child, Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day)

Hark now hear the angels sing, a king was born today
And man will live for evermore because of Christmas Day
(Mary's Boy Child, Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas Day

While shepherds watched their flocks by night
They see a bright new shining star
They hear a choir sing a song
The music seemed to come from afar

Hark now hear the angels sing a king was born today
And man will live for evermore because of Christmas Day
Hm .....

For a moment the world was aglow, all the bells rang out
There were tears of joy and laughter
People shouted let ev'ryone know
There is hope for all to find peace

And then they found a little nook in a stable all forlorn
And in a manger cold and dark Mary's little boy was born

Hark now hear the angels sing a king was born today
And man will live for evermore because of Christmas day
(Mary's Boy Child, Jesus Christ, was born on Christmas day)

For a moment the world was aglow, all the bells rang out
There were tears of joy and laughter
People shouted let ev'ryone know
There is hope for all to find peace

Oh my Lord, you sent your son to save us
Oh my Lord, your very self you gave us
Oh my Lord, that sin may not enslave us
And love may reign once more
Oh my Lord, when in the crib they found him
Oh my Lord, a golden halo crowned him
Oh my Lord, they gathered all around him
To see him and adore

Oh my Lord (well praise the Lord)
They had begun to doubt you
Oh my Lord (he is the truth forever)
What did they know about you

Oh my Lord (so praise the Lord)
But they were lost without you
They needed you so bad (his light is shining on us)
Oh my Lord (oh my Lord so praise the Lord)
With the child's adoration
Oh my Lord (oh my Lord, he is a personation)
There came great jubilation
Oh my Lord (so praise the Lord)
And full of admiration
They realized what they had (until the sun falls from the sky)
Oh my Lord, you sent your son to save us
Oh my Lord, your very self you gave us
Oh my Lord, that sin may not enslave us
And love may reign once more

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