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Big River Tab

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Big River:Johnny Cash.
#14 on the Pop Charts in 1958.

           (Capo 1st fret.)

INTRO: /RIFF#1. (x2)
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#1.
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Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry.
                                          B
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
        E
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna
A
flood you Big River.
     E                   B            E    E G E
Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die.

#2.
E
I met her accidentally in St. Paul, Minnesota.
                                         B
And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl, Southern drawl.
       E                                        A
Then I heard my dream was back downstream, cav..ortin' in Davenport,
      E                 B               E       E G E
and I followed you, Big River, when you called.

(INTERLUDE:)

RIFF:
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#3.
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Then you took me to St. Louis, later on down the river.
                                           B
A freighter said she's been here but she's gone, boy, she's gone.
  E                                        A
I found her trail in Memphis, but she just walked up the block.
             E                         B             E     E G E
She raised a few eyebrows and then she went on down alone.

#4.
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Now, won't you batten down by Baton Rouge, River Queen, roll it on.
                               B
Take that woman on down to New Orleans, New Orleans.
   E                            A
Go on, I've had enough..dump my blues down in the Gulf.
    E              B                E    E G E    E G E
She loves you, Big River, more than me.


A fifties smash from Kraziekhat.
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FL_Bob2002 wrote on January 7 2015, 07:40 am

Thank you for displaying the tab-notes for this song. I wish more people on here would display these tab-notes with the chords. I mean chords are great for everyone, but its really the pickin of the riffs and solo's that are the hardest to figure out.
Thank you again.

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Kraziekhat wrote on February 23 2015, 03:17 am

FL_Bob2002..you are welcome, mate. KK.

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