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Highwaymen - Big River chords

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			 Big River - The Highwaymen
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Tabbed by: Dave S. 
Email: prime-prine@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard

Artist: The Highwaymen
Album: Highwayman
Year: 1985



  E
I taught the weepin' willow how to cry, cry, cry.
                                          B7
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
        E                                           A
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you, big river.
    E                   B7           E
And I'm gonna sit right here until I die.


  E 
I met her accidentally in St. Paul, Minnesota.
                                         B7
And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl, southern drawl.
      E                                     A
And I heard my dream, Went back downstream, cavortin' in Davenport,
      E                 B7              E
And I followed you, big river, when she called.



Break:

E    A 
E B7 E


    E
Oh, she took me to St. Louie later on, down the river.
                                            B7
Freighter said, "She's been here, but she's gone, boy, she's gone."
      E                                   A
And I found her trail in Memphis, but she just walked up the club.
             E            B7           E
Raised a few eyebrows and went on down alone.



        E
Well, I pulled into Natches next day down river,
                                                 B7
But there wasn't much there to make the rounders stay very long.
       E                      A
When I left it was rainin' so nobody saw me cry.
    E              B7            E
Big river, why she doin' me this way?



Break:

E    A 
E B7 E



               E
Now, won't you batter down by Baton Rouge, River Queen, roll it on.
                                 B7
Take that woman on down to New Orleans, New Orleans.
       E                        A
Go on, I've had enough, dump my blues down in the gulf.
    E              B7               E
She loves you, big river, more than me.



  E
I taught the weepin' willow how to cry, cry, cry.
                                          B7
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
        E                                           A
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you, big river.
    E                   B7           E
And I'm gonna sit right here until I die.
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