Chris Knight – Down The River chords

Bm DI was 18 my brother was 21
Bm DOne saturday evenin when all the work was done
A G We went down to the river we had some trot lines to run
Bm DMy brother walter had a fight the week before
Bm DKnocked a boy named wilson through the pool hall door
A GThey said you dont mess with wilson unless you want a war
Bm DI put the boat in the water and i made the engine run
Bm DI loaded the lantern against the sinking sun
A GAnd my brother walter was loading his gun
D A BmAnd we went down the river
Bm DDown past the coal docks we were running our lines
Bm DHeard some drunken boaters racing up behind
A GIt was wilson and his cousin they had trouble on their minds
Bm DThey passed on by us probably going to tend their pots
Bm DWe headed up the river with the fish we'd caught
A GBut before we made the landing i thought i heard a shot
D A BmBack down the river
Bm DMy brother walter fell over the side
Bm DAnd i couldnt find him no matter how i tried
A GAnd i looked along the bank but i couldnt find where they'd hide
Bm DThey drug the river they searched it up and down
Bm DCouldnt find his body so they decided that he'd drowned
A GBut i knew better cause wilson bragged around town
Bm DSo one night i floated down right above wilsons shack
Bm DI hid in the woods untill i saw him walk out back
A GI put a bullet in his head and dropped him in his tracks
D A BmThen we went down the river
Bm DDown below the trestle where the water runs slow
Bm DI chained him to an anvil then i let him go
A GAnd five years later well i aint told a soul
Bm DAnd i aint done much fishin i hardly wet a line
Bm DThe death of my brother is still heavy on my mind
A GI've been thinking wilsons cousin better find a place to hide
D A Bm D A BmCause i'm goin down the river yeah i'm goin down the river
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