Bruce Springsteen - The River

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Intro

| Em | G | D | C G | Am | G | C | C

Verse

  Em                     G
I come from down in the valley
      D                   C(9)
Where mister, when you're young
      Em             G  C                  G
They bring you up to do like your daddy done
       C
Me and Mary we met in high school
      G             D    Em
When she was just seventeen
      Am                              G                      C
We'd drive out of this valley down to where the fields were green

Chorus

         Em           C
We'd go down to the river
      D                  G
And into the river we'd dive
     Em         C         D  C(9)
Oh down to the river we'd ride

Verse

     Em                G
Then I got Mary pregnant
    D                      C(9)
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
We went down to the courthouse
        G             D      Em
And the judge put it all to rest
    Am
No wedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle
     G                  C(9)
No flowers, no wedding dress

Chorus

                   Em           C
That night we went down to the river
      D                  G
And into the river we'd dive
     Em         C            D  C(9)
Oh down to the river we did ride

Break

| Em | G | D| C(9) | Em | G | C | G | C | C | G D | Em | Am | Am | G | C | C

Verse

   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
    C
Now all them things that seemed so important
      G            D                      Em
Well mister they vanished right into the air
         Am
Now I just act like I don't remember
       G                  C
Mary acts like she don't care
        Em                      G
But I remember us riding in my brother's car
          D                        C
Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
    Em                      G
At night on them banks I'd lie awake
               C                      G
And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
            C
Now those memories come back to haunt me
      G        D       Em
They haunt me like a curse
       Am
Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
    G                  C(9)
Or is it something worse

Chorus

               Em           C
That sends me down to the river
           D                G
Though I know the river is dry
               Em           C   D     G
That sends me down to the river tonight
 Em           C       D       G
Down to the river my baby and I
     Em          C      D  C(9)
Oh down to the river we ride

Outtro

Em  
Ooh.. | C | D | G | (to fade out)

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