Green River, a song written by Harlan Howard, was recorded by Waylon Jennings for the RCA label, was recorded on June 1, 1966, at RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, Waylon was accompanied on the recording by : Fred Carter (guitar), Gerald Gropp (guitar), Shirl Milete (guitar), Junior Huskey (bass), Richard Albright (drums) and Hargus Robbins (piano), with the production of Chet Atkins, the single was released in November of 1966, on February 18, 1967, reached number # 11 on the US Hot Country Songs charts.
The song was recorded for the soundtrack, Nashville Rebel (RCA 1966), the album was released in December 1966, it was the third album for RCA, on February 18, 1966, it reached number # 4 on the US Top charts Country Albums.
Waylon Jennings – Green River Lyrics
Green River, I’ve come back to you do you remember me
Do you remember Molly with the soft blue eyes
I left here with a lot of dreams none of them came true
What I wanted was here waiting all the time.
Green River, did she come here every evening
Like the neighbors say she did so faithfully
Green River, has she’s gone away forever
She just disappeared one day as she gave upon me.
Green River, if you see her won’t you tell her I’ll return
All I’ve brought her is myself and this little dream
Please tell her that I love her and my lesson I have learned
Green River, tell her please come back to me…