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River Man

[Nick Drake]

Sung by Norma Waterson on her second solo album The Very Thought of You. She was accompanied by Pat Donaldson, bass guitar, Danny Thompson, double bass, Martin Carthy, acoustic guitar, Richard Thompson, hurdy-gurdy, Eliza Carthy, violin, and Teddy Borrowiecki, accordion and Hammond organ.

Norma Waterson wrote in the The Very Thought of You sleeve notes:

[The songs] include the feelings of disappointment for the unfulfilled promise of Nick Drake — that most careless (with himself) and most English of writers whose influences came from far and wide but who always makes my Martin think of Ivor Novello.


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