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The River by Bruce Springsteen – Ukulele Chords

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The River Ukulele Chords - Bruce Springsteen
The River Ukulele Chords – Bruce Springsteen. This song uses the chords: Emin, G, D, C, Amin. You can change the key for free, as needed.
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The River Ukulele Chords – Bruce Springsteen

VERSE 1:
I Emincome from down in the Gvalley
Where, Dmister, when you’re Cyoung
They Eminbring you up to Gdo Clike your daddy Gdone
Me and CMary we met in high school
When Gshe was just DsevenEminteen
We’d Aminride out of this valley down to Gwhere the fields were Cgreen
CHORUS 1:
We’d go Emindown to the Criver
And Dinto the river we’d Gdive
Oh, Emindown to the Criver we’d Dride C  
VERSE 2:
Then EminI got Mary pregnGant
And, Dman, that was all she Cwrote
And Eminfor my nineteenth Gbirthday I got a union Ccard and a wedding Gcoat
We Cwent down to the courthouse
And the Gjudge put it Dall to Eminrest
No Aminwedding day smiles, no walk down the aisle
No Gflowers, no wedding Cdress
CHORUS 2:
That night we went Emindown to the Criver
And Dinto the river we’d Gdive
Oh, Emindown to the Criver we did Dride C  
Ah-yah
VERSE 3:
I Emingot a job working consGtruction for the DJohnstown CompanCy
But Eminlately there ain’t been Gmuch work on acCcount of the economGy
Now Call them things that seemed so important
Well, mister, Gthey vanished right Dinto the air Emin 
Now I just Aminact like I don’t remember
And Mary Gacts like she don’t Ccare
BRIDGE:
But I reEminmember us riding in my Gbrother’s car
Her body Dtan and wet down at the Creservoir
At Eminnight on them banks I’d Glie awake
And pull her Cclose just to feel each Gbreath she’d take
Now those Cmemories come back to haunt me
They Ghaunt me Dlike a Emincurse
Is a Amindream a lie if it don’t come true
Or Gis it something Cworse
CHORUS 4:
That sends me Emindown to the Criver
Though I Dknow the river is Gdry
That sends me Emindown to the Criver DtonigCht
EminDown to the Criver
My Dbaby and GI
Oh, Emindown to the Criver we Dride C   
Ooh Emin 
The River Ukulele Chords - Bruce Springsteen
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“The River” History:

“The River” is a song by American rock musician Bruce Springsteen. It was released as the title track of his fifth studio album, “The River,” in 1980. The song was also released as a single in certain countries.

“The River” is a poignant ballad that tells the story of a young couple facing the challenges and hardships of life together. The lyrics explore themes of love, struggle, and the passage of time. The narrator reflects on the dreams and aspirations he had in his youth, but how the reality of life’s difficulties has tempered those dreams. The song captures a sense of longing and nostalgia for lost innocence and the search for meaning in the face of adversity.

Musically, “The River” features a melodic arrangement with acoustic guitar, harmonica, and Springsteen’s distinctive gravelly vocals. The song showcases Springsteen’s ability to blend elements of rock, folk, and country music into his own unique sound.

“The River” is widely regarded as one of Springsteen’s signature songs and has become a staple of his live performances. Its evocative lyrics and emotional resonance have resonated with audiences for decades, making it a timeless classic in Springsteen’s extensive catalog.

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