Joni Mitchell - River Chords & Tabs

 

River Chords & Tabs

Joni Mitchell Chords & Tabs

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River Chords

   
Notes:  For the bass notes, its best to play triads of "root-5th-octave" (for C chords,
C/G/C, for Am chords A/E/A, etc.) like in the recording.  

Also, I don't know the chords for the bridge, so you'll just have to make something up.

Intro:

C          C/A	C/F          G 

(Play "Jingles Bells" melody using the C chord)
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/j/joni_mitchell/river_crd_ver_2.html ]
	Dm/C               C
It's coming on Christmas
	Dm/C               C
They're cutting down trees
	Dm/C               C
They're putting up reindeer
	Dm/C               C
And singing songs of joy and peace
	Am
Oh I wish I had a river
	G
I could skate away on
	Dm/C               C
But it don't snow here
	Dm/C               C
It stays pretty green
	Dm/C               C
I'm going to make a lot of money
	Dm/C               C
Then I'm going to quit this crazy scene
	Am
I wish I had a river
	G
I could skate away on
	F		      G
I wish I had a river so long
	C			    F	Em   Dm  
I would teach my feet to fly
	C
Oh I wish I had a river
	G		Fm
I could skate away on
			C
I made my baby cry

	Dm/C               C
He tried hard to help me
	Dm/C               C
You know, he put me at ease
	Dm/C               C
And he loved me so naughty
	Dm/C               C
Made me weak in the knees
	Am
Oh I wish I had a river
	G
I could skate away on
	Dm/C               C
I'm so hard to handle
	Dm/C               C
I'm selfish and I'm sad
	Dm/C               C
Now I've gone and lost the best baby
	Dm/C               C
That I ever had
	Am
Oh I wish I had a river
	G
I could skate away on
	Fm			G
I wish I had a river so long
	C			    F   Em   Dm
I would teach my feet to fly
	G		Fm
Oh I wish I had a river
			C
I made my baby say goodbye
	Dm/C               C
It's coming on christmas
	Dm/C               C
They're cutting down trees
	Dm/C               C
They're putting up reindeer
	Dm/C               C
And singing songs of joy and peace
	Am
I wish I had a river
	G
I could skate away on

Outro:

Play "Jingle Bells" Melody using the G chord
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