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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 we'd 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



   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

Bruce Springsteen - The River Chords :: indexed at Ultimate Guitar.
The River tabs @ 911Tabs

About the artist behind The River Chords:

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist. He has recorded and toured with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered around his native New Jersey. His eloquence in expressing ordinary, everyday problems has earned him numerous awards, including eighteen Grammy Awards and an Academy Award, along with a notoriously dedicated and devoted global fan base. His most famous albums, Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A., epitomize his penchant for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily life. He has sold over 65 million albums in the U.S.[1]

Springsteen's lyrics often concern men and women struggling to make ends meet. He has gradually become identified with progressive politics. Springsteen is also noted for his support of various relief and rebuilding efforts in New Jersey and elsewhere, and for his response to the September 11, 2001 attacks, on which his album The Rising reflects.

Springsteen's recordings have tended to alternate between commercially accessible rock albums and somber folk-oriented works. Much of his iconic status stems from the concerts and marathon shows in which he and the E Street Band present intense ballads, rousing anthems, and party rock and roll songs, amongst which Springsteen intersperses long, whimsical or deeply emotional stories.

Springsteen has long had the nickname "The Boss", a term which he was initially reported to hate but now seems to have come to terms with, as he sometimes jokingly refers to himself as such on stage. The nickname originated when a young Springsteen, playing club gigs with a band in the 1960s, took on the task of collecting the band's nightly pay and distributing it amongst his bandmates.[2]

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