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[INTRO] (Harmonica)
  Em       G        D        C   C/B  Am       Am       G        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

[VERSE]
    Em                    G               D                  C
  I come from down in the valley    Where mister when you're young
       Em              G          C                 G
  They bring you up to do           Like your daddy done
         C              C                   G            D    Em
  Me and Mary we met in high school    When she was just seventeen
       Am               Am                  G                     C
  We'd ride out of this valley      Down to where the fields were green

  Em       G        D        C        Em       G        C        G
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

  C        C        G   D    Em       Am       Am       G        C  (let ring...)
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
A:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

[CHORUS]
          Em          C            D                   G
  We'd go down to the river    And into the river we'd dive 
     Em          C          D         C
  Oh down to the river we'd ride

  Em       C        D        G        Em       C        D        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2--22-0-|---5--5-|0---0-4-|5---5-4-|2---2-0-|--------|0--0--0-|----5-54|
A:--------|3---3---|---0----|---5----|---2----|3--3--3-|----0---|3--3----|
E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----3---|--------|--------|

[VERSE]
       Em         G               D                    C
  Then I got Mary pregnant    And man that was all she wrote
      Em                G                      C                  G
  And for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
     C                C                     G            D      Em
  We went down to the courthouse    And the judge put it all to rest
     Am                    Am                     G                  C
  No wedding-day smiles no walk down the aisle no flowers no wedding dress

  Em       G        D        C        Em       G        C        G
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2---2-4-|5--55---|0--0--0-|----5-4-|2---2-4-|5--55---|---5----|5--55---|
A:---2----|--------|----0---|3--3----|---2----|--------|3---3-5-|--------|
E:--------|------3-|--------|--------|--------|------3-|--------|------3-|

  C        C        G   D    Em       Am       Am       G        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|------2-|0--00---|--------|
D:---5--5-|---5--5-|5--54--4|2-------|----2---|----2---|------0-|------5-|
A:3---3---|3---3--3|--------|---2----|0--0----|0--0----|--------|3--33---|
E:--------|--------|--------|----0---|------0-|--------|--------|--------|

[CHORUS]
                     Em          C            D                   G
  That night we went down to the river    And into the river we'd dive 
     Em          C            D         C         C
  Oh down to the river we did ride

  Em       C        D        G        Em       C        D        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2---2---|---5--5-|0---0---|5--55-4-|2---2-0-|--------|0--0--0-|----5---|
A:---2--2-|3---3---|---0--0-|--------|---2----|3--3--3-|----0---|3--3--3-|
E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----3---|--------|--------|

[INSTRUMENTAL] (Harmonica)
  Em       G        D        C        Em       G        C        G
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2---2-4-|5--55---|0---0---|------54|2---2-4-|5--55---|---5----|5--55---|
A:---2----|--------|---0--0-|3--33---|---2----|--------|3---3-5-|--------|
E:--------|------3-|--------|--------|--------|------3-|--------|------3-|

  C        C        G   D    Em       Am       Am       G        C        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|------2-|------2-|0--00---|--------|5-------|
D:----5---|-------2|5--54--4|2-------|----2---|----2---|------0-|------5-|------0-|
A:3--3----|3---3-5-|--------|---2--2-|0--0----|0--0----|--------|3--33---|--3-3---|
E:------3-|---3----|--------|----0---|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

[VERSE]
    Em                G                       D              C
  I got a job working construction    For the Johnstown Company
      Em                           G           C                 G
  But lately there ain't been much work   On account of the economy
               C                       C
  Now all them things that seemed so important
                     G                D      Em
  Well, mister, they vanished right into the air
             Am                 Am            G                        C
  Now I just act like I don't remember   Mary acts like she just don't care

  Em       G        D        C        Em       G        C        G
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2-------|--------|0--0--0-|----5-4-|2-------|--------|--------|5--55---|
A:---2----|------0-|----0---|3--3----|---2----|------0-|3--33---|--------|
E:----0-2-|3--33---|--------|--------|----0-2-|3--33---|--------|------3-|

  C        C        G   D    Em       Am       Am       G        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|------2-|0--00---|--------|
D:----5---|----0-2-|5--54--4|2-------|----2---|----2---|------0-|---5--5-|
A:3--3----|3--3----|--------|---2----|0--0----|0--0----|--------|3---3---|
E:------3-|--------|--------|----0---|------0-|--------|--------|--------|

[VERSE]
          Em                     G
  But I remember us riding in my brother's car
           D                       C
  Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir
     Em                      G
  At night on them banks I'd lie awake
               C                       G
  And pull her close just to feel each breath she'd take
            C                     C               G        D      Em
  Now those memories come back to haunt me   They haunt me like a curse
       Am                Am                     G               C
  Is a dream a lie if it don't come true     Or is it something worse?

  Em       G        D        C        Em       G        C        G
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2-------|--------|----7---|------0-|2-------|--------|---5----|5--55---|
A:---2----|------0-|5--5--5-|3--33---|---2----|------0-|3---3-5-|--------|
E:----0-2-|3--33---|--------|--------|----0-2-|3--33---|--------|------3-|

  C        C        G   D    Em       Am       Am       G        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----2---|0--00---|--------|
D:----5---|--------|5--54--4|2---2---|----2--2|---2--2-|------0-|------0-|
A:3--3----|3--33-35|--------|---2--2-|0--0----|0-------|--------|3--33---|
E:------3-|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

[CHORUS]
                Em          C                  D                 G
  That sends me down to the river     Though I know the river is dry
                Em          C           D                 C
  That sends me down to the river     Tonight  -igh -igh -ight

  Em       C        D        G        Em       C        D        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2---2---|---5--5-|0---0-4-|5---5-4-|2---2-0-|--------|----7---|----5-4-|
A:---2--2-|3---3---|---0----|---5----|---2----|3--3--3-|5--5--5-|3--3----|
E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----3---|--------|--------|

[CODA]  (Repeat chords and fade...)
  Em          C              D        G  
  Down to the river       My baby and I
     Em          C          D              C
  Oh down to the river we'd ride    -i -i -ide

  Em       C        D        G        Em       C        D        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2---2-0-|------5-|0---0---|5---5-4-|2---2-0-|--------|0--0--0-|----5---|
A:---2----|3--33---|---0--0-|---5----|---2----|3--3--3-|----0---|3--3--3-|
E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----3---|--------|--------|

  Em       C        D        G        Em       C        D        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2---2---|----5---|----7---|5---5-4-|2---2-0-|----5---|0--0--0-|---5--5-|
A:---2--2-|3--3--3-|5--5--5-|---5----|---2----|3--3--3-|----0---|3---3---|
E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

  Em       C        D        G        Em       C        D        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2---2-0-|------5-|0---0-4-|5--55-4-|2---2-0-|----5---|0--0--0-|------5-|
A:---2----|3---3---|---0----|--------|---2----|3--3--3-|----0---|3--33---|
E:--------|---3----|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|

  Em       C        D        G        Em       C        D        C
G:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|
D:2---2-0-|----5---|0---0---|5--55-4-|2---2-0-|--------|0--0--0-|----5---|
A:---2----|3--3--3-|---0--0-|--------|---2----|3--3--3-|----0---|3--3--3-|
E:--------|--------|--------|--------|--------|----3---|--------|--------|

Tabbed by Michael Oxner
moxner@nbnet.nb.ca
March 16th, 2012

            
            
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