Many Rivers To Cross — Jimmy Cliff

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Brits are more likely to think of “Many Rivers To Cross” as an early-80s hit by UB40, but Jimmy Cliff wrote the song, and originally recorded it, 15 years earlier.

“Many Rivers To Cross” is often described as a reggae song, which I can understand as Jimmy Cliff is usually regarded as a reggae artist, but for me “Many Rivers To Cross” almost has a gospel quality — not just from the heartrending lyrics…

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