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Chord Req: That Song About The River

GUEST,Iona 29 Mar 15 - 01:32 PM
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GUEST,Iona 29 Mar 15 - 03:36 PM
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Subject: Chord Req: That Song About The River
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 29 Mar 15 - 01:32 PM

I haven't heard the Kingston Trio's version excepting on Pandora.com (and it's much more Folky than Don William's version here ), but I'd love to find the chords to this song. Anybody know 'em? The lyrics are in the DT:

THE RIVER
(Steve Gillette and Charles John Quarto)

I've seen the paddlewheelers
Rollin' south on a summers day
I've seen lovers at the guardrails
With stars in their lemonade.

And I've heard the hoboes gather
Heard their banjos grace the glade
Heard them sing about the river
Called it the lazy man's parade.

Sing me that song about the river, green goin' away.
I always did feel like a drifter, about this time of day.
Last night I stood by the highway,
Pretended I was on my way.

You know a hundred thousand headlights
Couldn't match the milky way.
And when the moonlight touches the water,
Surely something touches me,
And I go reaching for the river,
Like it,s reaching for the sea.

Sing me that song about the river, green goin' away,
You know I always did feel like a drifter,
'Bout this time of day.

Some things go on forever
The truth don't ever stray
The wind may brush the water
But the river holds her sway.
Sing me that song about the river, green, goin' away,
I always did feel like a drifter, 'bout this time of day.

Sing me that song about the river, green goin away.
You know I always did feel like a drifter
'Bout this time of day.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: That Song About The River
From: GUEST,#
Date: 29 Mar 15 - 02:49 PM

Here it is by Gillette on Youtube. Guitar chords easy to identify.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: That Song About The River
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 29 Mar 15 - 03:36 PM

Thank you! I kinda tried to pick it out by ear listening to the Kingston Trio's version, but I'm just beginning to learn guitar, and I'm not good enough yet-- I have to be able to read the chords. :)


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: That Song About The River
From: GUEST,#
Date: 29 Mar 15 - 03:45 PM

C, F, Am, Dm, G, F, G, C

Try them to start, Iona.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: That Song About The River
From: GUEST,#
Date: 30 Mar 15 - 11:07 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: That Song About The River
From: GUEST,Iona
Date: 30 Mar 15 - 05:02 PM

Thank you! That helps a little. Good start, anyway. I wonder why these chords aren't online. You'd think somebody would've posted them, but I can't find them anywhere.

But that's what Mudcat is for, right?


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: That Song About The River
From: GUEST,#
Date: 30 Mar 15 - 05:39 PM

The second line is the same.


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Subject: RE: Chord Req: That Song About The River
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Apr 15 - 07:16 PM

I'll have to work on this a bit. Thank you!


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