[Intro] E A E B7 E E I went down to the river to watch the fish swim by; A B7 E But I got to the river so lonesome I wanted to die..., oh lord! B7 E And then I jumped in the river, but the doggone river was dry. E A E B7 E shes long gone, and now Im lonesome blue. E I had me a woman who couldnt be true. She made me for my money and she made me blue. A A man needs a woman that he can lean on, E B7 E But my leanin post is done left and gone. E A E B7 E Shes long gone, and now Im lonesome blue. E Im gonna find me a river, one thats cold as ice. A B7 E And when I find me that river, lord Im gonna pay the price, oh lord! B7 E Im goin down in it three times, but lord Im only comin up twice. E A E B7 E Shes long gone, and now Im lonesome blue. E She told me on sunday she was checkin me out; Long about monday she was nowhere about. A And here it is tuesday, aint had no news. E B7 E I got them gone but not forgotten blues. E A E B7 E Shes long gone, and now Im lonesome blue.