Intro: C, F, C, G7, C C I went down to the river to watch the fish swim by; F G7 C But I got to the river so lonesome I wanted to die..., oh lord! G7 C And then I jumped in the river, but the doggone river was dry. C F C G7 C shes long gone, and now Im lonesome blue. C I had me a woman who couldnt be true. She made me for my money and she made me blue. F A man needs a woman that he can lean on, C G7 C But my leanin post is done left and gone. C F C G7 C Shes long gone, and now Im lonesome blue. C Im gonna find me a river, one thats cold as ice. F G7 C And when I find me that river, lord Im gonna pay the price, oh lord! G7 C Im goin down in it three times, but lord Im only comin up twice. C F C G7 C Shes long gone, and now Im lonesome blue. C She told me on sunday she was checkin me out; Long about monday she was nowhere about. F And here it is tuesday, aint had no news. C G7 C I got them gone but not forgotten blues. C F C G7 C Shes long gone, and now Im lonesome blue.