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"Just Around the Riverbend" is a song in Disney's 1995 animated feature film, Pocahontas. It is sung by Pocahontas (Judy Kuhn).


What I love most about rivers is:
You can't step in the same river twice
The water's always changing, always flowing
But people, I guess, can't live like that
We all must pay a price
To be safe, we lose our chance of ever knowing
What's around the riverbend
Waiting just around the riverbend

I look once more
Just around the riverbend
Beyond the shore
Where the gulls fly free
Don't know what for
What I dream the day might send
Just around the riverbend
For me
Coming for me

I feel it there beyond those trees
Or right behind these waterfalls
Can I ignore that sound of distant drumming
For a handsome sturdy husband
Who builds handsome sturdy walls
And never dreams that something might be coming?
Just around the riverbend
Just around the riverbend

I look once more
Just around the riverbend
Beyond the shore
Somewhere past the sea
Don't know what for...
Why do all my dreams extend
Just around the riverbend?
Just around the riverbend...

Should I choose the smoothest course
Steady as the beating drum?
Should I marry Kocoum?
Is all my dreaming at an end?
Or do you still wait for me, Dream Giver
Just around the riverbend?

Is there nothing I can do?
Will this really be the end?
Is it only death that waits
Just around the riverbend?



Other Versions[]

Performer(s) Title(s) Translations(s) Language
جيهان الناصر (Jihan El Naser) "في مفترق النهر" "In the River's Junction" Arabic
Kika Tristão "Lá na curva" ? Brazilian Portuguese
Stéphanie Martin "Au-delà de la rivière" "Beyond the river" Canadian French
李蕙敏 (Amanda Lee) "滚滚流水两拍" ? Cantonese
Gema Castaño "Río abajo" "Down (the) river" Castilian Spanish
Jana Durczaková "Kam se ztrácí reky proud" ? Czech
Susanne Elmark "" "" Danish
Pia Douwes "Om de kromming van de stroom" "To the curve of the flow" Dutch
Arja Koriseva "Virta minne veneen vie" "Where the boat takes off" Finnish
Laura Mayne "Au détour de la rivière" "At the bend of the river" French
Alexandra Wilcke "Was Das Nächste Ufer Bringt" "What The Next Shore Brings" German
Φιόνα Τζαβάρα (Fiona Tzavara) "Τι θα φέρει ο ποταμός"  "What will the river bring" Greek
ריטה (Rita) "Ma me'ever la' nahar" "What's beyond the river" Hebrew
मैरियन डी'क्रूज़ (Marianne D'Cruz Aiman) ? ? Hindi
Anna Udvarias "Messze hív a nagy folyó" ? Hungarian
Valgerður Guðnadóttir ? ? Icelandic
Beatrix Renita Purwiastanti ? ? Indonesian
Manuela Villa "Dopo il fiume cosa c' è" "What's after the river" Italian
土居裕子 (Yuko Doi) "Kawa no mukou de" ? Japanese
신동희 (Shin Dong-Hui) "강을 따라  가보면" ? Korean
Susana Zabaleta "¿Qué será? Quiero saber" "What it will be? I want to know" Latin American Spanish
Juwita Suwito "Di sebalik muara" ? Malay
辛曉琪 (Winnie Hsin) ? ? Mandarin
Anita Skorgan "Rundt neste sving" ? Norwegian
Edyta Górniak "Ten za łukiem rzeki świat" "This world behind the riverbend" Polish
Susana Félix ? ? Portuguese
Alina Eremia "Oare ce-om găsi la mal" ? Romanian
Теона Дольникова (Teona Dolnikova) "Za izliuchnoy reki" ? Russian
Soňa Norísová "Kam tá rieka uteká" ? Slovak
Heléne Lundström "Floden har sin egen väg" "The river has its own way" Swedish
ธีรนัยน์ ณ หนองคาย (Teeranai Na Nongkai) ? ? Thai
Tuba Önal ? ? Turkish

v - e - d
Pocahontas logo
Films: Pocahontas (soundtrack/video) • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (soundtrack/video)

Video Games: PocahontasDisney Emoji Blitz
Music: The Legacy Collection
Books: Pocahontas: Six New AdventuresMarvel ComicsDisney Princess Beginnings

Disney Parks
Castle of Magical DreamsDisney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldPocahontas Indian VillageSorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

Entertainment: Disney's BelieveFantasmic!Feel the MagicFestival of Family & FriendsFollow Your DreamsHakuna Matata Time Dance PartyMickey and the Magical MapPocahontas and her Forest FriendsPocahontas SpectacularRivers of Light: We Are OneThe Forest of Enchantment: A Disney Musical AdventureThe Golden MickeysThe Spirit of Pocahontas
Parades: Disney's Magical Moment s ParadeDisney Adventure Friends CavalcadeDisney Harmony in Color! ParadeJubilation!Main Street Electrical ParadeMickey & Friends Street Celebration
Fireworks: Disney EnchantmentCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationMomentousTree of Life AwakensWorld of ColorWondrous Journeys
Summer: Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Halloween: Are You Brave Enough?Frightfully Fun ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween Showtime
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy Parade

Original: PocahontasJohn SmithGovernor RatcliffeThomasMeekoFlitPercyWigginsGrandmother WillowChief PowhatanNakomaKocoumKekataBen and LonRatcliffe's SettlersPowhatan's Tribe

Sequel: John RolfeKing JamesQueen AnneMrs. JenkinsUttamatomakkinJesters
Deleted: Redfeather
Miscellaneous: Sprig

Original: The Virginia CompanySteady as the Beating DrumJust Around the RiverbendListen With Your HeartMine, Mine, MineColors of the WindSavagesIf I Never Knew You

Sequel: Where Do I Go from Here?What a Day in LondonWait 'Till He Sees YouThings Are Not What They AppearBetween Two Worlds
Deleted: Different DrummerFirst To DanceIn the Middle of the RiverDancing to the Wedding Drum