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Bruce Springsteen - The River Chords
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Bruce Springsteen - The River



Category: Rock | Familiar Songs
Intro:

Em G D C C/B

Am G C

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

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

     Em          G      
Then I got Mary pregnant
    D                     C   
And man that was all she wrote
    Em                G       
And for my nineteenth birthday
              C                  G   
I got a union card and a wedding coat
   C                          
We went down to the courthouse
        G            G/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
G/F# Em            C    
Ohhh down   to the river
     D          C   
We'd ride  yeah yeah

Brdige:
Em G D C Em G C G C C G G/F# Em Am G C C

  Em                     G      
I got a job working construction
        D                 C
For the Johnstown Company  
    Em                      G        
But lately there ain't been much work
    C              G     
On account of the economy
    C                                       
Now all them things that seemed so important
            G                   G/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                      G           
But I remember us riding in my brother's car
         D                       C        
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
   Em                      G        
At night on them banks I'd lie awake
              C                
And pull her close just to feel
      G               
Each breath she'd take
          C                             
Now those memories come back to haunt me
     G        G/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
          G/F# Em           C    
That sends me  down  to the river
  D                C   
Tonight  ahhh yeah yeah

Em          C          D        G
Down to the river   my baby and I
   Em            C        D   
Oh down   to the river we ride
          C   
Ahhh yeah yeah

Ending:
Em C D G G/F# Em C D C x3


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