Song written by Jimmy Cliff.Appears on the album, Jimmy Cliff (1969)Also appears on the movie soundtrack to The Harder They Come (1972)Bio.:Jimmy Cliff, OM (born James Chambers, 1 April 1948) is a Jamaican musician, singer and actor. He is the only currently living musician to hold the Order of Merit, the highest honour that can be granted by the Jamaican government for achievement in the arts and sciences.Cliff is best known among mainstream audiences for songs such as "Wonderful World, Beautiful People", "The Harder They Come," "Sitting in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want" and "Many Rivers to Cross" from the soundtrack to The Harder They Come, which helped popularize reggae across the world; and his covers of Cat Stevens' "Wild World" and Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" from the film Cool Runnings. He starred in the film The Harder They Come. Cliff was one of five performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.Chords & Lyrics:MANY RIVERS TO CROSS- Jimmy Cliff G Bm CMany rivers to cross Bm C D GBut I can't seem to find my way over G Bm CWandering I am lost Bm C D GAs I travel along the white cliffs of DoverMany rivers to crossAnd it's only my will that keeps me aliveI've been licked, washed up for yearsAnd I merely survived because of my prideCHORUS: C GAnd this loneliness won't leave me alone C GIt's such a drag to be on your own C G G/F#m EmMy woman left and she didn't say why C D (n.C.)Well I guess I have to tryMany rivers to crossBut just where to begin, I'm playing for timeThere have been times I find myselfThinking of committing some dreadful crimeREPEAT FIRST VERSECHORUSI do not own the rights to audio or images contained in the video.