transcription from jonimitchell.com


River

Guitar chords transcribed by John Uriel
Tuning: EADGBE   "Joni" Tuning: E55545

Intro 

C Am Fmaj7 Gsus(2&) 4 G (pick out melody notes of Jingle Bells) 


     F/C       C                  F/C          C 
It's coming on Christmas, they're cutting down trees 


        F/C        C                    F/C 
They're putting up reindeer and singing songs of joy and 


C 
peace 


     Am G G11 etc 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on 


    F/C      C             F/C          C 
But it don't snow here, it stays pretty green 


             F/C          C
I'm going to make alot of money then I'm going to 


F/C             C
quit this crazy scene 


     Am G G11 etc 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on 


     F                     G 
Oh I wish I had a river so long 


        C               Em/B F Am/E Dm7 hold 
I would teach my feet to fly 


     F                  G             C 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on 


F C Am G G11 tc 
I made my baby cry 


He tried hard to help me, 
he put me at ease 
Lord he loved me so naughty made me 
weak in the knees 
I wish I had a river 
I could skate away on 

I'm so hard to handle, 
I'm selfish and I'm sad 
Now I've gone and lost the best baby 
that I ever had 
I wish I had a river 
I could skate away on 

Oh I wish I had a river so long 
I would teach my feet to fly 
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby say goodbye 

It's coming on Christmas, 
they're cutting down trees 
They're putting up reindeer 
and singing songs of joy and peace 
I wish I had a river I could skate away on 

Outro 

Jingle Bells over 

G F Dm hold

 

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