Big River Grateful Dead
[A]Well I taught that weeping willow how to cry cry cry,
Taught the clouds how to cover up a [B]clear blue sky. [E]
[A]Tears I cried for that woman are gonna [D]flood you big river,
And [A]I'm a gonna sit right [E7]here until I [A]die.
I [A]met her accidentally in St. Paul, Minnesota,
She [A]tore me up everything I heard her [B]drawl,
That southern [E]drawl.
Well I [A]heard my dream went back downstream,
Cav[D]ortin' in Davenport,
And I [A]followed you big [E7]river when you [A]called.
Well I followed her down to St. Louie,
Later on down the river,
Trader said she's been here,
But she's gone, boy, she's gone.
Well I followed her down to Memphis,
But she just walked off the bus,
She raised a few eyebrows and she went on down alone.
Well I've gotten on down to Baton Rouge,
River Queen roll on,
Take that woman down to New Orleans, New Orleans.
I give up, I've had enough,
Followed my blues on down to the gulf,
She loves you big river more than me.