Waters of Babylon

The Bird Sings Oral Tradition Song Library

Waters of Babylon

A 17th century song with words taken from Psalm 137. It was arranged by Lee Hays of The Weavers in the 1940’s into a lush round.

Composer & Copyright

Composed by Philip Hayes in 1786, arranged by Lee Hays of The Weavers and Don McLean. Public domain.

Recording

Inspiration Track by Don McLean:

Lyrics

By the waters, the waters of Babylon
We lay down and wept, and wept for thee Zion
We remember, we remember, we remember thee Zion

 

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2 Comments
  • Paul Peacock
    Posted at 21:53h, 31 December Reply

    And now with the Trump Administration being sworn in, let us remember Zion now more than ever before.

  • Moishe
    Posted at 20:02h, 27 May Reply

    By the waters, the waters of Babylon
    We lay down and wept, and wept for thee Zion
    We remember thee, remember thee, remember thee Zion

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