There is a river called 'The river of no return'
Sometimes it's peaceful and sometimes wild and free
Love is a traveler on 'The river of no return'
Swept on for ever to be lost in the stormy sea
Wail-a-ree I can hear the river call no return, no return
Where the roarin' waters fall wail-a-ree
I can hear my lover call come to me, no return, no return
I lost my love on the river and for ever my heart will yearn
Gone gone for ever down 'The river of no return'
Wail-a-ree, wail-a-re-e-ee, [unverified] never return to me
No return, no return, no return