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I tabbed this song basing it off the earlier James River Blues chords listed here. I personally like this version better, and think it sounds more melancholy when performed solo, and is easier as it uses all open chords. I put the Capo on the first fret, but feel free to experiment and play around with it. I strum it with a Johnny Cash-esque one-two pattern, but feel free to try different things. Enjoy! Capo Fret 1 G EM James River blues G EM I just heard the awful news G EM I could steer around the rocks G EM But they're bustin' down the docks G EM G EM G EM James River blues G EM That train came on through G EM And the works gotten slow G EM Now where's a boatman to go? C D I think I'll float on down C D To Richmond town C D They don't need us anymore C Haulin' freight from shore to shore D That big iron hauls much more G Than we ever could before G Em G Em G Em I've seen good men going wrong G Em I've seen bad ones get it right G Em As that river rolls along G Em I'll be stepping out tonight C D On the cool flow C D Floatin' down down below C D The bridge till the waters edge C D From the ridge to the ledge C D From the hills to the sea C D I'll become a memory G EM James River blues G EM James River blues G EM James River blues End with a flourish