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Up the River  Laura Veirs

UP THE RIVER - LAURA VEIRS
As Tabbed by seboddos aka zappy the koala
Riff
[Gm] [Bb] [A] [Gm]  
 
 E |-6-3---3---------------------------------------------------|
 B |-----6----------------------------------6-----------8------|
 G |---------6--7-6-7---------------------7-----7-----6--------|
 D |-5---5---5------5-----5---5---5---8-8-----8---7-7----------|
 A |-----------------------------------------------------------|
 E |--------------------3---3---3------------------------------|

Verse
Riff
[Bb]Billy was a young[A4] man gone astra[Gm7]y
[Bb]Bottle at his lip[A4]s all night and[Gm7] day
Chorus
[Bb]Mama said they're gonna send you up the[A4] river some[Gm7]day
Mama said they're gonna send you up the river someday
Verse
Whiskey ate big holes in Billy's head
Summer's day he shot spud murphy dead
Chorus
He said I'm headed up the river as he watched the blood pour red
I'm headed up the river as he watched the blood pour red
Mama asked lord jesus what to do at the door came knocking boys in blue
We're gonna send him up the river and make him pay his dues ma'am
And so she watched him round that riverbend go billy felt a chill pass 'cross him
Cold they sent him up the river to turn a young man old

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A A4 Bb Gm Gm7
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