By-y-y-y the wa-a-aters, the wa-a-a-ters of Babylon
We lay down and we-ept, and we-ept, for thee Zion.
We remember, we remember, we remember thee Zion.
Sung as a sad, slow round
, this folk song
is a paraphrase of the first few lines of Psalm 137
. Don McLean
recorded it as Babylon
on his album American Pie
. The Melodians
' much-covered Rivers of Babylon
is a reggae
take on the same Psalm