LADY WALKING DOWN BY THE RIVER

Steel Mill Retro's cover version


Lady walking down by the river
Can't you see how she moves along
Lady walking down by the river
She says her work is never done

Young men lovers quench their thirst for sunlight
Quench their tongues in a forestland stream
Bathe in the splendor of their bodies
And they sleep 'neath the silent trees

Lady walking down by the river
Won't you come and sing me a song
Lady walking down by the river
Won't you come and take me along, yeah-eh

Lady walking down by the river
Carrying her infant son
Lady walking down by the river
She says her man has long been gone
She says her man has long been gone

Lady walking down by the river
Won't you come and sing me a song
Lady walking down by the river
Won't you come and take me along
Yeah yeah
Yeah go go go go go go go

[Guitar interlude]

Lady walking down by the river
Lady walking down by the river
Lady walking down by the river
Lady walking down by the river
Lady walking down by the river
Lady walking down by the river
Lady walking down by the river
Lady walking down by the river

Lady walking down by the river
Carrying her infant son
Lady walking down by the river
She says her man has long been gone
She says her man has long been gone
She says her man has long been gone
She says her man has long been gone
Yeah yeah

Lady walking down by the river
Won't you come and sing me a song
Lady walking down by the river
Won't you come and take me along
Yeah yeah
Go go go go go go go go


Info

The above lyrics are for Steel Mill Retro's cover version of LADY WALKING DOWN BY THE RIVER. It was released on All Man The Guns For America, Steel Mill Retro's 2008 album of Bruce Springsteen songs originally performed by the original Steel Mill.

Vini Lopez

Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez began drumming with Bruce Springsteen in February 1969 when they formed the band Child, then they continued together with Steel Mill, Dr. Zoom & The Sonic Boom, and The Bruce Springsteen Band, before what would become known as The E Street Band came together in 1972. He played drums on Springsteen's first two albums, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, The Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle. He then left the band in February 1974 after being asked to resign because of his opposition to Mike Appel, Springsteen's ex-manager. After leaving the E Street Band, Lopez went onto playing drums with numerous Jersey Shore bands.

Steel Mill Retro

In 2001, Lopez had the idea of forming a new band who performs and records Steel Mill music as its main line business, music that was not performed for over 30 years, and that has never been officially released.

During The Rising Tour, Lopez met backstage with Bruce Springsteen at the 21 Jul 2003 show at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and approval was given to perform and record Steel Mill songs. Vini then joined Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band onstage that night, replacing Max Weinberg on drums during SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT.

In 2004, Lopez formed his new band, Steel Mill Retro, that mostly performs Steel Mill songs in the New Jersey Shore area. They released The Dead Sea Chronicles in 2005 and All Man The Guns For America in 2008. The two albums consist of Springsteen compositions from the Child and Steel Mill eras.

All Man The Guns For America

In 2008, Steel Mill Retro released All Man The Guns For America, a 9-track album, eight of which are Bruce Springsteen compositions from the Child and Steel Mill eras. The last track, CROWN LIQUOR, is the only non-Springsteen composition. The album was released on Mega International Records. It was reissued in 2009 on the same label but with different artwork.

Steel Mill Retro -- All Man The Guns For America
Steel Mill Retro -- All Man The Guns For America

CD-R - Mega International (674167112427) - USA, 2008

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. This is the first of two issues of this album.
Steel Mill Retro -- All Man The Guns For America
Steel Mill Retro -- All Man The Guns For America

CD-R - Mega International (no catalog number) - USA, 2009

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. This is the second of two issues of this album.
  1. ALL MAN THE GUNS FOR AMERICA
  2. SHERLOCK GOES HOLMES
  3. THE TRAIN SONG
  4. COWBOYS OF THE SEA
  5. SWEET MELINDA
  6. LADY WALKING DOWN BY THE RIVER
  7. DOWN TO MEXICO
  8. RESURRECTION
  9. CROWN LIQUOR

Available Versions

List of available versions of LADY WALKING DOWN BY THE RIVER on this website:

LADY WALKING DOWN BY THE RIVER [Live 13 Jan 1970 version]
LADY WALKING DOWN BY THE RIVER [Steel Mill Retro's cover version]

Page last updated: 28 May 2011