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BONEY M./BY THE RIVER OF BABYLON LYRICS /EUROPEAN MUSIC CULTURE

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Required from us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land

When the wicked
Carried us away in captivity
Requiering of us a song
Now how shall we sing the lord's song in a strange land

Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart
be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

Let the words of our mouth and the meditation of our hearts
be acceptable in thy sight here tonight

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down
ye-eah we wept, when we remembered Zion.

By the rivers of Babylon (dark tears of Babylon)
there we sat down (You got to sing a song)
ye-eah we wept, (Sing a song of love)
when we remember Zion. (Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)

By the rivers of Babylon (Rough bits of Babylon)
there we sat down (You hear the people cry)
ye-eah we wept, (They need their God)
when we remember Zion. (Ooh, have the power)

BRIEF HISTORY OF "BONEY M" AS A CONTRIBUTING GROUP TO EUROPEAN MUSIC CULTURE 2
Boney M. was a popular vocal/Disco group of 70s. The group was created by German record producer Frank Farian in 1976. The original group has four members. And they are mostly from Caribbean. Their names are: Liz Mitchell, Marcia Barrett, Maizie Williams and Bobby Farrell. Both Marcia Barrett and Maizie Williams are from Jamaica. Maizie Williams is from Montserrat and Bobby Farrell is from Aruba

Frank Farian real name is Franz Reuther. He was born in 18 July 1941in Kirn, Germany. He is one of the best German record producers and songwriters of all time. Before his successful solo musical career, he started out as a trained cook and his music successes started with the release of the "Baby Do You Wanna Bump" After which he hired performers to front for his public performances as Boney.

Elizabeth Rebecca popularly known as "Liz" Mitchell was the former lead singer of Boney M. She was born in Clarendon, Jamaica on 12 July. She immigrated at tender age with her parents to London, England, in 1963. And as she grew up, she joins “Hair” through which she relocated to Berlin. After which she replaced Donna Summer.
Marcia Barrett, on the other way round was born on 14 October 1948 in St Catherine, Jamaica. She was brought up in England but later moved to Germany. She started her musical career as a solo vocalist, and later joined Boney M. as part of the group of discothèque models and dancers for Borney M telelvison performances.

Unlike both Liz" Mitchell and Marcia Barrett, Maizie Ursula Williams and Roberto "Bobby" Alfonso Farrell was born in Montserrat and Aruba respectively. Maizie Ursula Williams was born in 25 March 1951 and Farrel October 6, 1949. They were all part of the models/dancers that form the original Borney M. Borney M, in history, was undoubtedly a formidable group . Best amongst their works include: "Rivers of Babylon/Brown Girl in the Ring", Rasputin" and "Painter Man". "Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord" "Hooray! Hooray! It's a Holi-Holiday", "Gotta Go Home"/"El Lute" and "I'm Born Again"/"Bahama Mama". "Boonoonoonoos" etc

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https://www.youtube.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boney_M.
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/boneym/riversofbabylon.html
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