The New River

(1921)

"The New River" is the sixth song in Ives's song collection 114 Songs.

The New River
by Charles Ives


Down the river comes a noise!
It is not the voice of rolling waters.
It's only the sound of man,
phonographs and gasoline,
dancing halls and tambourine;
Killed is the blare of the hunting horn
The River Gods are gone.


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