Bruce Springsteen - The River Chords & Tabs


The River Chords & Tabs

Bruce Springsteen Chords & Tabs

Version: 2 Type: Chords

The River Chords

One of the greatest songs ever written. If you wanna play the live version from the 
"Live 1975-1985" take a capo on 2nd fret. If you wanna play
the normal record play it with standard tuning (E A D 
B E)

The River
Bruce Springsteen
Tabbed by Steini

Intro: | Em | G | D | C | Am | G |


  Em                     G              D                   C
I come from down in the valley   Where mister, when you're young
       Em             G  C               G
They bring you up to do like your daddy done
        C                                 G           D    Em
Me and Mary we met in high school  When she was just seventeen
      Am                                G                     C
We'd drive out of this valley down to where the fields were green

         Em          C        D                    G
We'd go down to the river And into the river we'd dive
    Em          C          D  C
Oh down to the river wed ride

     Em                G       D                      C
Then I got Mary pregnant  And man, that was all she wrote
    Em           G                      C                  G
And for my 19th birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
    C                                    G           D       Em
We went down to the courthouse  And the judge put it all to rest
No wedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle
     G                   C
No flowers, no wedding dress

                    Em          C
That night we went down to the river
    D                    G
And into the river we'd dive
    Em          C            D   C
Oh down to the river we did ride

Solo: | Em   G   D C | Em   G
  G |
      | C   C    G D   Em | Am
  G   C | C
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   Em                     G               D               C
I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company
     Em                      G              C                 G
But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy
Now all them things that seemed so important
              G                 D            Em
Well mister they vanished right into the air
           Am                               G                    C
Now I just act like I don't remember   Mary acts like she don't care

         Em                      G                       D
But I remember us riding in my brother's car   Her body tan and wet down at
     C               Em                      G
the reservoir    At night on them banks I'd lie awake
               C                      G
And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
Now those memories come back to haunt me
      G        D      Em
They haunt me like a curse
       Am                                    G                C
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true    Or is it something worse

               Em          C                 D                G
That sends me down to the river   Though I know the river is dry
               Em          C       D   C
That sends me down to the river tonight
 Em          C        D       G
Down to the river my baby and I
    Em          C        D  C
Oh down to the river we ride     Ooh..
Em  C  D  G       Em  C