THE RIVER from The River


INTRO:  Em (D/F#) G  D  C (C/B) Am  G  C


  Em                D/F# G
I come from down in the  valley
      D                   C
Where mister, when you're young
      Em          D/F# G  C                  G
They bring you up to   do like your daddy done
       C
Me and Mary we met in high school
      G           D/F# Em
When she was just seventeen
      Am                              G                      C
We'd drive out of this valley down to where the fields were green

         Em           C
We'd go down to the river
      D                  G   D/F#
And into the river we'd dive
     Em         C         D  C
Oh down to the river we'd ride

     Em        D/F# G
Then I got Mary     pregnant
    D                      C
And man, that was all she wrote
    Em          D/F# G                      C                  G
And for my 19th      birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
   C
We went down to the courthouse
        G            D/F#   Em
And the judge put it all to rest
    Am
No wedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle
     G                  C
No flowers, no wedding dress

                   Em           C
That night we went down to the river
      D                  G
And into the river we'd dive
D/F# Em         C             D    C
Oh   down to the river we did ride


HARMONICA:  Em (D/F#) G  D  C
            Em (D/F#) G  C  G
            C  G (D/F#) Em
            Am  G  C

  Em                D/F# G                D              C
I got a job working con-struction for the Johnstown Company
    Em                 D/F# G             C                  G
But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy
    C
Now all them things that seemed so important
            G                   D/F#     Em
Well mister they vanished right into the air
           Am
Now I just act like I don't remember
     G                   C
Mary acts like she don't care

        Em               D/F#  G
But I remember us riding in my brother's car
         D                          C
Her body tanned and wet down at the reservoir
   Em                  D/F# G
At night on them banks I'd  lie awake
             C                       G
And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
          C
Now those memories come back to haunt me
     G        D/F#   Em
They haunt me like a curse
     Am
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
   G               C
Or is it something worse


              Em          C
That sends me down to the river
         D                 G
Though I know the river is dry
           D/F# Em          C       D  C
That sends me   down to the river toni-ght
Em          C        D        G
Down to the river my baby and I
D/F# Em          C        D   C
Oh   down to the river we ri-de
Em  C  D  G (D/F#) Em  C  D  C
Ooh

OUTRO:  Em  C  D  G (D/F#) Em  C  D  C

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CHORDS:  EADGBE
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Em       022000
D/F#     2X0232
G        320033
D        XX0232
C        X32010
C/B      X20010
Am       X02210
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COMMENTS:

SEBASTIAN www.sebastian-wilken.de 8/5/2004 - 10:50:09
Hi, very nice chords!
JONATHAN 9/2/2003 - 20:20:47
Very accurate chords
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