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The River   Chely Wright

 
 Down to the river---------er

 


 (E11,1) (no7) - (E) = 2x's


 We went to the river


 


 


 (verse 2)


 My[(E)] Sophomore year was a carbon copy


 (E11,1) (no7) (E)


 Of the ones that came before


 


 Til a night in late November


 (E11,1) (no7) (E)


 That shook us all down to the core


 


 We'd won the game by twenty points


 (E11,1) (no7) (E)


 Couldn't wait to celebrate


 


 But our lead car was goin' way too fast


 (E11,1) (no7) (E)


 They never even hit the breaks


 


 


 (chorus)


 [(F#m)] [(C#m)] [(A)]  

 
 They went into the river---------er

 


 (E11,1) (no7) - (E) = 2x's


 Deep in the river


 


 


 (bridge)


 We [(B)]buried Laurie Mabrey


 In the c[(A)]lothes that she'd been wea[(E)]rin'


 Her c[(B)]heerleader outfit never look[(A)]ed


 So out of pl[(E)]ace


 That sw[(B)]eater and that pleated skirt


 Of b[(A)]lue and white and crim[(E)]son


 Just d[(D)]idn't belong in that shin[(A)]y silver case[(B)]


 


 (verse 3)


 I moved here to Nashville


 On May 12th '89


 And I started gettin' letters once a week


 From this friend of mine


 I'd gone to school with Christine Thuro


 From kindergarten on


 She'd say hang in there 'cause


 I just know you're gonna be a star


 She and her boyfriend and a couple of kids


 I guess she met through him


 Set out for the Marais Des Cygne


 To try to cool off by takin' a swim


 There'd been a lot of rain that summer


 And the current was too strong


 I heard that they did all they could


 But Christine she was gone


 


 


 (chorus)


 [(F#m)] [(C#m)] [(A)]  

 
 They went into the river---------er

 


 (E11,1) (no7) - (E) = 2x's


 She died there in the river


 


 


 (bridge)


 [(B)]I was baptized in that same water


 [(A)]Gave my soul to Jesu[(E)]s


 [(B)]How can such a peaceful place


 Be f[(A)]illed with so much pai[(E)]n


 Cause[(B)] two young mothers lost their daughters


 R[(A)]ight there for no reas[(E)]on


 I sw[(D)]ear I'll never go[(A)] down there again[(B)]


 


 (chorus)


 [(F#m)] [(C#m)] [(A)]  

 
 Back to the river---------er

 


 (E11,1) (no7) - (E) = 2x's


 That mean ole' river


 [(F#m)] [(C#m)] [(A)]  

 
 That beautiful river---------er


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