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Bruce Springsteen - The River


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Em            

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Am       

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Em                    

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G     
I come from down in the valley
      
D                  
C    
Where mister when you're young
      
Em             

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G 
They bring you up to do
C               

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G   
Like your daddy done
       
C                         
Me and Mary we met in high school
     

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G            
G/F# 
Em  
When she was just seventeen
     
Am                     
We'd ride out of this valley
        

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G                      
C   
Down to where the fields were green

        
Em          
C    
We'd go down to the river
    
D                   

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

     
Em          

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G      
Then I got Mary pregnant
    
D                     
C   
And man that was all she wrote
    
Em                

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G       
And for my nineteenth birthday
              
C                  

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G   
I got a union card and a wedding coat
   
C                          
We went down to the courthouse
        

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G            
G/F#   
Em  
And the judge put it all to rest
   
Am                                       
No wedding day smiles no walk down the aisle
    

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G                  
C   
No flowers no wedding dress

                   
Em          
C    
That night we went down to the river
    
D                   

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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 

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G 
D 
C 
Em 

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G 
C 

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C 
C 

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G 
G/F# 
Em 
Am 

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C 
C

  
Em                     

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G      
I got a job working construction
        
D                 
C
For the Johnstown Company  
    
Em                      

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G        
But lately there ain't been much work
    
C              

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G     
On account of the economy
    
C                                       
Now all them things that seemed so important
            

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G                   
G/F#     
Em 
Well mister they vanished right into the air
           
Am                       
Now I just act like I don't remember
     

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G                   
C   
Mary acts like she don't care

        
Em                      

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G           
But I remember us riding in my brother's car
         
D                       
C        
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
   
Em                      

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G        
At night on them banks I'd lie awake
              
C                
And pull her close just to feel
      

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G               
Each breath she'd take
          
C                             
Now those memories come back to haunt me
     

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G        
G/F#   
Em   
They haunt me like a curse
      
Am                              
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
   

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G               
C    
Or is it something worse

              
Em          
C    
That sends me down to the river
          
D                 

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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        

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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 

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G 
G/F# 
Em 
C 
D 
C x3

Bridge:
Em D Em Am x4

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