Brokedown Palace

Recordings

December 17, 1973

Chords

Intro
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
A       Bm       C   G   G   D  
A       Em       C       D      
Verses
1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
G       C       G   Em   C   G  
G   Bm   C   G   G   A   C   G  
G   B   C   G A G       A   C G

Structure

Intro > Verse 1 > Verse 2 > Verse 3 > doooo

Lyrics


i. Fare you well, my honey, fare you well my only true one
All the birds that were singing are flown, except you alone


1. Going to leave this brokedown palace,
On my hands and my knees, I will roll, roll, roll
Make myself a bed in the waterside,
In my time, In my time, I will roll, roll roll

In a bed, in a bed,
By the waterside I will lay my head
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul


2. River going to take me, sing me sweet and sleepy,
Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home
It's a far gone lullaby, sung many years ago
Mama, mama many worlds I've come since I first left home

Goin' home, goin' home,
By the waterside I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul


3. Going to plant a weeping willow,
On the bank's green edge it will grow, grow, grow
Sing a lullaby beside the water,
Lovers come and go, the river roll, roll, roll

Fare you well, fare you well,
I love you more than words can tell,
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul