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Kern River Written and recorded by Merle Haggard
F C I'll never swim Kern River again It was there that I met her G7 It was there that I lost my best friend F And now I live in the mountains Em F I drifted up here with the wind C And I may drown in still water G7 C But I'll never swim Kern River again I grew up in an oil town F C But my gusher never came in And the river was a boundary G7 Where my darling and I used to swim
C One night in the moonlight F C The swiftness swept here life away
And now I live on Lake Shasta and G7 C Lake Shasta is where I will stay
There's the South San Joaquin F C Where the seeds of the dust bowl are found
And there's a place called Mount Whitney G7 From where the mighty Kern River comes down
C Well it's not deep nor wide F C But it's a mean piece of water my friend And I may cross on the highway G7 C But I'll never swim Kern River again
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