Bruce Springsteen – The River chords

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The River chords
Bruce Springsteen

Em G D C  Em G C

Em GI come from down in the valley,
D Cwhere mister when you're young
Em G C GThey bring you up to do, like your daddy done
CMe and Mary we met in high school,
G D Emwhen she was just seventeen
Am G CWe'd drive out of this valley, down to where the fields were green
Em CWe'd go down to the river,
D Gand into the river we'd dive
Em C D COh, down to the river we'd ride
Em GThen I got Mary pregnant,
D Cand man that was all she wrote
Em G C GAnd for my nineteenth birthday, I got a union card, and a wedding coat
CWe went down to the courthouse,
G D Emand the judge put it all to rest
Am No wedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle,
G Cno flowers, no wedding dress
Em CThat night we went down to the river
D Gand into the river we'd dive
Em C D COh, down to the river we'd ride
Em G D C Em G C G C G D Em Am G C
Em G D CI got a job working construction, for the Johnstown Company
Em G C GBut lately there ain't been much work, on account of the economy
CNow, all them things that seemed so important,
G D Emwell, mister they vanished right into the air
Am Now I just act like I don't remember;
G CMary acts like she don't care
Em GBut I remember us riding in my brother's car,
D Cher body tan and wet down at the reservoir
Em GAt night on them banks I'd lie awake,
C Gand pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
C EmNow those memories come back to haunt me,
G D Emthey haunt me like a curse
Am Is a dream a lie if it don't come true,
G Cor is it something worse?
Em CThat sends me down to the river,
D Gthough I know the river is dry
Em C D CThat sends me down to the river tonight
Em C D GDown to the river, my baby and I,
Em C D Coh, down to the river we ride
Em C D G Em C D Cooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh 2x
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