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The River Man - Nick Drake

contributed by members of the Nick Drake Mailing List
Steve Dondershine 
Harlan Thompson 
Bike 
Mike Healey 

capo 3  -  5/4 time

INTRO: starts with 4 measures of A/E A/E- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -|0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -|0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -|0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 &
VERSES: note where the words come in Am/E Gm- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -- 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 -|- 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 -|- 3 - - 3 3 - - 3 -|- 3 - - 3 3 - - 3 -- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 3 - - 5 5 - - 5 -|- 3 - - 5 5 - - 5 -- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 5 - - 5 5 - - 5 -|- 5 - - 5 5 - - 5 -- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -|0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -|3 - - 3 - - 3 3 - -|3 - - 3 - - 3 3 - -1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 &
Bet-ty came on by her way Said she had a word to say Said she hadn't heard the news Hadn't had the time to choose Gonna see the riverman Gonna tell him all I can If he tells me all he knows 'Bout the way his river flows Betty said she prayed today For the sky to blow away For when she thought of summer rain Calling for her mind again Gonna see the riverman Gonna tell him all I can If he tells me all he knows 'Bout the way his river flows
F A/E- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -- 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 -|- 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -- 3 - - 3 3 - - 3 -|- 3 - - 3 3 - - 3 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -1 - - 1 - - 1 1 - -|1 - - 1 - - 1 1 - -|0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -|0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 &
'bout things today and fallen leaves A way to lose what she believes About the plan for lilac time And all night shows in summertime Or maybe stay, she wasn't sure She lost the pain, and stayed for more About the ban on feeling free I don't suppose it's meant for me
At the end:A/E A(dim5)/E- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- 0 - - 0 0 - - 0 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 4 - - 4 4 - - 4 -|- 4 - - 4 4 - - 4 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- - - - 2 2 - - 2 -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|- - - - - - - - - -|0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -|0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -|0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -|0 - - 0 - - 0 0 - -|- - - - - - - - - -|1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 & 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 &
Oh how they come and go Oh how they come and go Notes: The last chord (Adim5/E) is also used at the end of verses 4 and 8 Use both forms but not necessarily in that order -- steved@ti.com |"Chaco Chickens: | Real People, Real Food" - X-Files
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