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The River  Bruce Springsteen

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I c[Am]ome from down in the v[C]alley, where m[G]ister when you're y[F]oung
They b[Am]ring you up to [C]do l[F]ike your daddy do[C]ne
Me and M[F]ary we met in high school, when [C]she was just [G]sevent[Am]een
We'd [Dm]ride out of that valley down to w[C]here the fields were g[F]reen
We'd go [Am]down to the [F]river, And [G]into the river we'd [C]dive
Oh [Am]down to the [F]river we'd r[G]ide    [F]
I got[Am] Mary preg[C]nant, And man t[G]hat was all she wrote[F]
A[C]nd for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
We we[F]nt down to the courthouse, And the j[C]udge put it [G]all to [Am]rest
[F]No wedding day smiles no walk down in the aisle, No flowers no wedding dress
That night we went [Am]down to the r[F]iver, And [G]into the river we'd [C]dive
Oh d[Am]own to the r[F]iver we did [G]ride   [F]

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[Am]I got a job working constr[C]uction for the J[G]ohnstown [F]Company
But la[Am]tely there ain't been [C]much work on [F]account of the econo[C]my
Now a[F]ll them things that seemed so important
Well mister they v[C]anished right [G]into the [Am]air
Now[Dm] I just act like I don't remember, Mary a[C]cts like she don't [F]care
But I re[Am]member us riding in my br[C]other's car
Her body [G]tan and wet down at the r[F]eservoir
At n[Am]ight on them banks I'd l[C]ie awake
And pull her [F]close just to feel each b[C]reath she'd take
N[Am]ow those memories come back to haunt me, They haunt me like a curse
Is a dr[Dm]eam a lie if it don't come true, Or i[C]s it something w[F]orse that sends me
[Am]Down to the r[F]iver though I k[G]now the river is [C]dry,
That sends me [Am]down to the r[F]iver ton[G]ight
Do[F]wn to the [G]river, My baby and I, Oh down the river we'd ride
o[G]h oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

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please e-mail me. Thanks a lot,
Jack Marrin

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