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River

Joni Mitchell

 

INTRO:

/ G - - - / - - - - / Em - - - / - - - - /

/ C - - - / - - - - / D - - - / - - - - /

 

/ G/C - G - /

It’s coming on Christmas

/ G/C - G - /
They’re cutting down trees

/ G/C - G - /
They’re putting up reindeer

/ G/C - G - /
And singing songs of joy and peace

/ Em - - - / - - - - /
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate

/ D - - - / Dsus4 – D - /

away on

 

/ G/C - G - /
But it don’t snow here

/ G/C - G - /
It stays pretty green

/ G/C - G - /
I’m going to make a lot of money

/ G/C - G - /
Then I’m going to quit this crazy scene

/ Em - - - / - - - - /
I wish I had a river I could skate

/ D - - - / Dsus4 – D - /

away on

CHORUS:

/ C - - - / D - - - /

I wish I had a river so long

/ G - - - / C – C/B - / Am - - - / - - - - /
I would teach my feet to fly
/ G - - - - / D - - - - /

Oh I wish I had a river I could skate

/ Cmaj7 - - - / - - - - /

away on

 

 

/ - - - - /

I made my baby cry

Intro

 

/ G/C - G - /
You tried hard to help me

/ G/C - G - /
You know, you put me at ease

/ G/C - G - /
And you loved me so naughty

/ G/C - G - /
Made me weak in the knees

/ Em - - - / - - - - /
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate

/ D - - - / Dsus4 – D - /

away on

 

/ G/C - G - /
I’m so hard to handle

/ G/C - G - /
I’m selfish and I’m sad

/ G/C - G - /
Now I’ve gone and lost the best baby

/ G/C - G - /
That I ever had

/ Em - - - / - - - - /
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate

/ D - - - / Dsus4 – D - /

away on

 

Chorus

 

/ - - - - /
I made my baby say goodbye

Intro

/ G/C - G - /

It’s coming on Christmas

/ G/C - G - /
They’re cutting down trees

/ G/C - G - /
They’re putting up reindeer

/ G/C - G - /
And singing songs of joy and peace

/ Em - - - / - - - - /
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate

/ D - - - / Dsus4 – D - /

away on

 

End on D


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.