Sit By The River has an uncomplicated lyric about wanting to 'sit by the river' in late summer as 'afternoon drifts into evening'. It's not about a specific river, it's about several all merged together with willows, swans and stepping stones.
The original tune was written in July'84 and had a languid flow. Speeding it up and changing the chords in August 2011 has given it quite a different feel.
Mostly Italia, some Rickenbacker and the Dano'63 bass.