Bruce Springsteen – The River

<- terug naar het songoverzicht

Niveau: x (1/5)

Words and music by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Bruce Springsteen – The River

Slagritme:

| ^ ^v v^v | ^ ^v v^v | 

Cadd9 : x32030
G/F# : 220003

[Verse 1]

|  Em  |   G   |  D   |  Cadd9 |
I come from down in the valley Where mister, when you’re young
Em  |   G   |  C   |  G  |
They bring you up to do like your daddy done
C      |   C   |  G  G/F#   |  Em  |
Me and Mary we met in high school When she was just seventeen
Am  |  Am  |  G  |   C  |
We’d drive out of this valley down to where the fields were green

 

[Chorus]

|  Em G  |
We’d go down to the river And into the river we’d dive
Em  |  C  |  D  |  C  |
Oh down to the river we’d ride

 

[Verse 2]

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

 

[Chorus]

|  Em  |  C  |  D  |  G  |
That night we went down to the river
And into the river we’d dive
Em  |  C  |  D  |  C  |
Oh down to the river we did ride

 

[Harmonica Solo]

|| Em | G | D | C ||
|| Em | G | C | G ||
|| C | C | G  G/F# | Em ||
|| Am | Am | G | C ||

 

[Verse 3]

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

 

[Bridge]

| Em |  |
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  |  G  |
And pull her close just to feel each breath she’d take
C  |  C  | …
Now those memories come back to haunt me
.. | G  G/F# |  Em  |
They haunt me like a curse
| Am | Am | … 
Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true
.. |  G  |  C  |
Or is it something worse

 

[Chorus]

| Em | C | D | G |
That sends me down to the river Though I know the river is dry
| Em | C | D | C |
That sends me down to the river tonight
| Em | C | D | G |
Down to the river my baby and I
| Em | C | D | C |
Oh down to the river we ride Ooh..

 

[Outro]

| Em | C | D | G |

| Em | C | D | C |

 

<- terug naar het songoverzicht