Standing Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst)

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"Standing Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst)"
Single by Kathy Mattea
from the album Lonesome Standard Time
B-side "Listen to the Radio"
Released January 23, 1993
Format 7" single, cassette single
Genre Country
Length 4:10
Label Mercury
Songwriter(s) Bob McDill, Dickey Lee, Bucky Jones
Producer(s) Brent Maher
Kathy Mattea singles chronology
"Lonesome Standard Time"
(1992)
"Standing Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst)"
(1993)
"Seeds"
(1993)
"Lonesome Standard Time"
(1992)
"Standard Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst)"
(1993)
"Seeds"
(1993)

"Standing Knee Deep in a River (Dying of Thirst)" is a song written by Bob McDill, Dickey Lee and Bucky Jones, and recorded by American country music artist Kathy Mattea. It was released in January 1993 as the second single from the album Lonesome Standard Time. The song reached number 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Joe Cocker covered the song on his 1994 album Have a Little Faith,[2] as did Don Williams on his 1995 album Love Stories.[3]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 24
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 217. 
  2. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Have a Little Faith". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Love Stories review". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 1769." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. April 10, 1993. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  5. ^ "Kathy Mattea Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.