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Big River  Johnny Cash



[E]Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry,
[E]And I showed the clouds how to cover up a [B7]clear blue sky.
[E]And the tears that I cried for that woman,[A] are gonna flood you Big River.
[E]Then I'm gonna [B7]sit right here until I [E]die.
[E]I met her accidentally in St. Paul, Minnesota.
[E]And it tore me up ev'ry time I heard her [B7]drawl, Southern drawl.
[E]Then I heard my dream was back downstream, [A]cavortin' in Davenport.
[E]And I followed you, [B7]Big River, [A]when you called.
[E]Then you took me to St. Louis later on (down the river).
[E]A freighter said she's been here but she's [B7]gone, boy, she's gone.
[E]I found her trail in Memphis, but she just [A]walked up the block.
[E]She raised a few eye[B7]brows and then she went on down [A]alone.
[E]Now, won't you batter down by Baton Rouge, River Queen, roll it on.
[E]Take that woman on down to [B7]New Orleans, New Orleans.
[E]Go on, I've had enough; dump my [A]blues down in the gulf.
[E]She loves you, [B7]Big River, [E]more than me.
[E]Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry,
[E]And I showed the clouds how to cover up a [B7]clear blue sky.
[E]And the tears that I cried for that woman,[A] are gonna flood you Big River.
[E]Then I'm gonna [B7]sit right here until I [E]die.
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