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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




 [(F#m)] [(C#m)] [(A)]  

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


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

 Deep in the river




 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




 [(F#m)] [(C#m)] [(A)]  

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


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

 She died there in the river




 [(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)]



 [(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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