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Lone Gone Lonesome  Hank Williams

I went [D]down to the river to [D]watch the fish swim [D]by;    [D]
G G D(stop) D
But I got to the river so lonesome I wanted to die..., Oh Lord!
And then I [A]jumped in the river, but the [A]doggone river was [D]dry.   [D]

She's [D]long [G]gone, and [D]now I'm [A]lonesome [D]blue.   [D]

          I [D]had me a woman who [D]couldn't be true.
          She [D]made me for my money and she [D]made me blue.
          A [G]man needs a woman that [G]he can lean on,
D A* D D
But my leanin' post is done left and gone.
          She's [D]long [G]gone, and [D]now I'm [A]lonesome [D]blue.    [D]


I'm gonna find me a river, one that's cold as ice.
And when I find me that river, Lord I'm gonna pay the price, Oh Lord!
I'm goin' down in it three times, but Lord I'm only comin up twice.

She's long gone, and now I'm lonesome blue.

She told me on Sunday she was checkin' me out;
Long about Monday she was nowhere about.
And here it is Tuesday, ain't had no news.
I got them gone but not forgotten blues.
She's long gone, and now I'm lonesome blue.

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I don't know if it's true to the original recording or not, but I like switching to a D7 on the last two beats of "by" in the first line (and "ice" in the 2nd verse) and on the bar where you sing "made me blue". Gives it a little more country hobo bluesy sound.