Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Rivers Gonna Rise chords

version 1
version 1

Whole song

5,056 views 12 this week
2 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
2 more votes to show rating
add to favorites
Save as Personal and add changes to this tab that will be seen only by you. Learn more ›
You can save this tab as Personal to edit and correct it or add notes. All changes will be seen only by you. Learn more »
launch autoscroll
font size
simplify chords
display chords
guitar tuner
set tempo
There is no strumming pattern for this song yet. and get +5 IQ
I do not play by ear so I'm sure some of these chords are a bit off. I watched the 
video of him playing behind the scenes at the White House. 
It is a lot 
of barre chords so it isn't very easy to play. It sounds ok on an acoustic but it sounds 
better on electric. And I'm sure it would sound
 better on 
an ES-335. Sorry this isn't the most organized tab but it is better than nothing i 
The chords
just go with whatever lyrics are under them. 
Just try and figure out when to switch chords by yourself. It's not hard! Enjoy!


The fill he does at the beginning is an open A string and then A string 3rd fret.

G   Bb   C   D   Gm
Bb   F   C  F   Gm

Darkness hides the faces  of we who hold the power. We don't need to be rich
We only need to be free

Bb   F   Am   Gm

Chains of oppression
Never gonna break
But a day will come when we hold the key

Bb   Gm  Bb  Gm C5

Time will remind us
That the people still have a choice
And we don't want violence
Until there's no other choice


Gm  Gm   Bb   Gm C5 Gm

But the river's gonna rise
Wash our struggles away
The sun is gonna shine
Shine down on a brand new day

Bells will be ringing
Flames reaching to the sky
Higher and higher
Fueled by the winds of change
Sweet taste of freedom
Fresh on the tips of our tongues
And the dust of the past is all that shall remain
Echoes of our voices
Ringing all through the town
Will drown out the memories
Of the days when we were bound


Suggest correction
Creating personal tab
Creating personal tab
You can edit any tab online and save it as your Personal.

You can edit, replace or remove any tab part or add personal notes – all changes will be seen only by you.

Personal tabs can be accessed anytime from any device, even offline.
Learn more »
Give kudos to tab author, rate the tab!
1 2 3 4 5
print report bad tab
2 comments total.
0 reply
Psalm72:11 42 Apr 29, 2012 03:16 PM

The C5 is not the right name. it should look like this:


0 reply
BlueMonkey7070 10 Apr 11, 2014 06:17 AM, edited at 10:19 am

I'm probably tone deaf, but to me it sound more like this intro Gm EbMaj7 Cm7 D7 Gmfirst line Eb-Bb F Cm7 F Gmsecond line Eb-Bb F D7 Gmbridge starting with the world ''time'' EbMaj7 C7(nice twist) EbMaj7 Cm7 D7Chorus Gm EbMaj7 Cm7 D7 GmI haven't tried it yet so maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, the thing is to play the song the way you feel it.. To all, good luck and have fun

English is not my language, sorry for the mistakes if there's any

You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Wanna post a correction for this tab? Suggest correction