“One More River to Cross”


Counting up the contents of Noah's Ark: "The animals went in one by one... two by two... three by three...," often with odd groupings listed. Chorus: "One more river, and that is the river Jordan, One more river (for) to cross."


Cohen notes that a piece, "Dar's One More Ribber for to Cross" was composed in 1881, with words by James Husey and music by Thomas P. Westendorf. I am unable to verify that this is the same as this song. - RBW

Cross references


  • Lt. Jim Europe's Four Harmony Kings, "One More Ribber to Cross" (Pathe 22187, 1919)
  • Uncle Dave Macon, "One More River to Cross" (Bluebird B-5842, 1935)


  1. BrownIII 455, "One More River to Cross" (1 short text)
  2. Randolph 294, "One More River" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  3. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 250-252, "One More River" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 294A)
  4. Silber-FSWB, p. 392, "One More River to Cross" (1 text)
  6. Roud #4458
  7. BI, R294


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1897
Keywords: Bible animal nonballad
Found in: US(SE,So)