Big River

Capo 1st fret

Intro:
|     E     |     E     |     E     |     E     |


E
Now, I taught a weeping willow how to cry,
F#7        B7
and I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
E
And the tears     that I cried for that woman
A
are gonna      flood you, Big River.
E                           B7                 E
And I’m       gonna sit right here until I die.


E
I met her accident’ly in St. Paul, Minnesota,
F#7                           B7
and it tore me up ev’ry time I heard her drawl,         southern drawl.
E                                                                    A
Then I heard my dream went back downstream, cavortin’ in Davenport.
E                          B7                                E
And I followed you, Big River, when you called.


Guitar Solo:
|     E     |     E     |     E     |     E     |
|     A    |     A     |     E     |     E     |
|   B7    |    B7    |     E     |     E     |


E
Then you     took me to St. Louis later on, down the river.
F#7                  B7
A freighter said she’s been here, but she’s gone, boy, she’s gone.
E                                                     A
I found her trail in Memphis, but she just walked up the bluff.
E                                  B7                                  E
She raised a few eyebrows and then she went on down alone.


E
Now, won’t you batter down Baton Rouge? River Queen, roll it on.
F#7                 B7
Take that woman on down to New Orleans, New Orleans.
E                                                 A
Go on,       I’ve had enough; dump my blues down in the gulf.
E                             B7                          E
She loves you, Big River, more then me.


Guitar Solo:
|     E     |     E     |     E     |     E     |
|     A    |     A     |     E     |     E     |
|   B7    |    B7    |     E     |     E     |


E
Now, I taught a weeping willow how to cry,
F#7        B7
and I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
E
And the tears     that I cried for that woman
A
are gonna      flood you, Big River.
E                           B7                 E
And I’m       gonna sit right here until I die.


Outro:
|     E     |     E     |     E     |     E     |

 

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