The Keats-Shelley Blog

14 February 2021

Writ in Water Music Playlist 3: Cry Me a River

Music to inspire poets and essayists entering 2021's Keats-Shelley and Young Romantics Prizes. This week's playlist theme: Rivers.


Deep River - Marian Anderson, Franz Schubert

Moon River - Frank Ocean

River Come Down - Dave van Ronk

River - Joni Mitchell

River Man - Nick Drake

Down by the River - Low, Dirty Three

The Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss, New York Philharmonic

Florida Suite: By the River - Frederick Delius, English Northern Philharmonic

Ma Vlast, JB1: 112: 2 Vltava - Bedrich Smetna, Czech Philharmonic

Kovanshchina: Prelude (Dawn on the Moscow River) - Modest Mussorgsky, Vienna Philharmonic

By this River (Arr Badzura) - Eno, Roedelius, Moebius etc

Old American Songs Set 2: 4 At the River - Aaron Copeland, Samuel Ramey, Warren Jones

Sul del Nilo al Sacro lido: from Aida - Giuseppe Verdi, Maria Callas,

The Singing Bridge: Beloved Concrete and Sweet Thames Flow - Ewan MacColl

Find the River - REM

How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead

Sweet Thames Flow Softly - Planxty

The River - Bruce Springsteen

At the River - Groove Armada

Rivers of Babylon - Boney M

River Deep, Mountain High - Tina and Ike Turner

Cry Me a River - Julie London

River Stay ‘Way from My Door - Paul Robeson

Deep River - Albert Ayler

Old Man River - Paul Robeson

River Come Down - Dave van Ronk