Nick Drake - The River Man Chords & Tabs

 

The River Man Chords & Tabs

Nick Drake Chords & Tabs

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The River Man Chords

   
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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 &
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/n/nick_drake/the_river_man_crd.html ]
            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

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