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Down By the River- Jon Allen


(@shadyharrison)
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I recently discovered his music through Later with Jools Holland, and this song is one of his best in my view. Nice and easy to play:

Check it out and play along on YouTube
D[G]o you remember, you took my ha[C]nd,
And we walked out across the fie[D]lds,
Down the lane and over the railway li[G]ne
Our hearts were racing, our fe[C}et were chasing,
We were looking for a hideaway, get[D]ting lost and losing track of ti[G]me

W[G]e went down by the river, we went do[C]wn by the river
Where the wa[D]ter ran slow, that's where we let our lovin' run fr[G]ee.
We went down by the river, we went do[C]wn by the river
Just la[D]yin' low, my true love and m[G]e

Y[G]ou let your long brown hair hang do[C]wn
You saw your dress was swayin' in the bre[D]eze
We were skimmin' stones out across the stre[G]am
You had a lazy style and a care[C]free smile
You were a breathless beauty to be[D]hold
The sweetest sight my eyes had ever se[G]en

W[G]e went down by the river, we went do[C]wn by the river
Where the wa[D]ter ran slow, that's where we let our lovin' run fr[G]ee.
We went down by the river, we went do[C]wn by the river
Just la[D]yin' low, my true love and m[G]e

T[G]he water's risin', the stream's divi[C]ding
The river keeps rollin' o[D]n
Pa[G]per boats and pleasures drift aw[C]ay
And you may be just a me[D]mory
But you're shining like a distant st[G]ar
That se[C]ems to me as cle[D]ar as yester[G]day

W[G]e went down by the river, we went do[C]wn by the river
Where the wa[D]ter ran slow, that's where we let our lovin' run fr[G]ee.
We went down by the river, we went do[C]wn by the river
Just la[D]yin' low, my true love and m[G]e

Take care,

Casey


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