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Big River lyrics and chords

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Big River lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it was recorded by Johnny Cash. It's fun and easy to play, use these lyrics with chords to help you learn this classic.


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Big River 
written and recorded by Johnny Cash

Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry
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And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River
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Then I'm gonna sit right here until I die

I met her accidentally in St.Paul, Minnesota
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And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl southern drawl
Then I heard my dream was back downstream cavorting in Davenport
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And I followed you Big River when you called

Then you took me to St. Louis later on down the river
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A freighter said she's been here but she's gone boy she's gone
I found her trail in Memphis but she just walked up the block
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She raised a few eyebrows and then she went on down alone

Now won't you batter down by Baton Rouge River Queen roll it on
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Take that woman on down to New Orleans New Orleans
Go on I've had enough dump my blues down in the gulf
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She loves you Big River more than me

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Almost everyone will remember this great old song, it was a huge hit for Johnny Cash. You'll enjoy playing and singing this one, it has simple chords with a nice rhythm. Print Big River lyrics and chords and have fun.