Big River

Recordings

December 17, 1973

Chords

Verses
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
A       A       A       B   E  
A       D       A   E   A      
Chorus
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
A       A       A       B   E  
A       D       A   E   A      

Structure

Lyrics


Well I taught that weeping willow how to cry cry cry,
Taught the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
Tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river,
And I'm a gonna sit right here until I die.


1. I met her accidentally in St. Paul, Minnesota,
She tore me up every time I heard her drawl, that southern drawl.
Well I heard my dream went back downstream, cavortin' in Davenport,
And I follow you big river when you called.


2. Well I followed her down to St. Lou, later on down the river,
Trader said she's been here, but she's gone, boy, she's gone.
Well I followed her down to Memphis, but she just walked off the bus,
She raised a few eyebrows and she went on down alone.


3. Well I've gotten on down to Baton Rouge, River Queen roll on,
Take that woman down to New Orleans, New Orleans.
I give up, I've had enough, followed my blues on down to the gulf,
She loves you big river more than me.