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The River

Bruce Springsteen

Chords used in this song: Dm, F, G, Am, C
DmChord: Dm
FChord: F
GChord: G
AmChord: Am
CChord: C

Capo VII

Am  C  G  F  Dm  C


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

         Am          F        G                    C
We'd go down to the river And into the river we'd dive
    Am          F          G  F
Oh down to the river we’d ride

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

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

Am   C   G  F | Am   C   C |
F   F    C  G   Am |  Dm  C   F |  F

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

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

               Am          F
That sends me down to the river
           G                C
Though I know the river is dry
               Am          F       G   F
That sends me down to the river tonight
 Am          F        G       C
Down to the river my baby and I
    Am          F        G  F
Oh down to the river we ride

Am  F  G  C
Am  F  F
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