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Bruce Springsteen - The River (Chord)
Submitter: palamin0 (115) on 8/21/03
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Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Title: The River
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Bruce Springsteen - The River

Intro - Em7 - G - D - Cadd9-C/B-Am7 - G - C

(verse 1)
  Em7                   G             D                 Cadd9
I come from down in the valley, where mister when you're young,
     Em7             G  Cadd9           G
They bring you up to do like your daddy done,
       Cadd9                            G           G/F#   Em7
Me and Mary we met in high school, when she was just seventeen
     Am7                               G                     C
We'd ride out of that valley, down to where the fields were green,

         Em7        Cadd9  
We'd go down to the river, 
     D                   G - G/F#
And into the river we'd dive,
    Em7        Cadd9       D  - Cadd9
Oh down to the river we'd ride,

(verse 2)
      Em7         G           D                     Cadd9
Then I got Mary pregnant, And man that was all she wrote,
       Em7               G                  Cadd9                G
And for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat,
  Cadd9                                   G      G/F#       Em7   
We went down to the courthouse, And the judge put it all to rest,
      Am7                                              G                 C
No wedding day smiles no walk down in the aisle, No flowers no wedding dress,

                   Em7         C      
That night we went down to the river, 
     D                   G - G/F#
And into the river we'd dive,
   Em7           C           D  - C
On down to the river we did ride,

(verse 3)
 Em7                    G                   D        Cadd9
I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company,
     Em7                          G       Cadd9           G
But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy,
Now all them things that seemed so important,
             G                  G/F#     Em7      
Well mister they vanished right into the air,
          Am7                               G                  Cadd9
Now I just act like I don't remember, Mary acts like she don't care,

(verse 4)
       Em7                      G
But I remember us riding in my brother's car,
          D                      Cadd9
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir,
   Em7                      G
At night on them banks I'd lie awake,
             Cadd9                           G              G/F#
And pull her close just to feel each other breath she'd take,
          Cadd9                                 G       G/F#    Em7
Now those memories come back to haunt me, They haunt me like a curse,
     Am7                                   G               Cadd9
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true, Or is it something worse that sends me,

(ending chorus)
Em7        Cadd9            D                 G - G/F#
Down to the river though I know the river is dry,
              Em7         Cadd9    D
That sends me down to the river tonight
Em7         Cadd9      D       G  G/B  Em7      Cadd9       D - C
Down to the river, My baby and I,  Oh, down the river we'd ride
Em7    Cadd9   D       G    G/B  Em7      Cadd9       D - C
oh oh oh oh oh oh  oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh      ---repeat

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