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Chris Knight - Down The River Chords

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Down The River Chords

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Chris Knight
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                Bm          D
I was 18 my brother was 21
Bm                        D
One saturday evenin when all the work was done
   A                                  G   
We went down to the river we had some trot lines to run
Bm                      D
My brother walter had a fight the week before
Bm                          D
Knocked a boy named wilson through the pool hall door
      A                              G
They said you dont mess with wilson unless you want a war
Bm                                 D
I put the boat in the water and i made the engine run
Bm                    D
I loaded the lantern against the sinking sun
    A                      G
And my brother walter was loading his gun
    D        A        Bm
And we went down the river
Bm                                D
Down past the coal docks we were running our lines
Bm                         D
Heard some drunken boaters racing up behind
        A                             G
It was wilson and his cousin they had trouble on their minds
Bm                            D
They passed on by us probably going to tend their pots
Bm                     D
We headed up the river with the fish we'd caught
    A                             G
But before we made the landing i thought i heard a shot
D    A        Bm
Back down the river
Bm                     D
My brother walter fell over the side
Bm                        D
And i couldnt find him no matter how i tried
      A                                   G
And i looked along the bank but i couldnt find where they'd hide
Bm                       D
They drug the river they searched it up and down
Bm                            D
Couldnt find his body so they decided that he'd drowned
    A                          G
But i knew better cause wilson bragged around town
Bm                                D
So one night i floated down right above wilsons shack
Bm                          D
I hid in the woods untill i saw him walk out back
        A                       G
I put a bullet in his head and dropped him in his tracks
     D       A        Bm
Then we went down the river
Bm                               D
Down below the trestle where the water runs slow
Bm                        D
I chained him to an anvil then i let him go
    A                 G
And five years later well i aint told a soul
Bm                            D
And i aint done much fishin i hardly wet a line
Bm                               D
The death of my brother is still heavy on my mind
          A                              G
I've been thinking wilsons cousin better find a place to hide
      D        A        Bm         D        A        Bm
Cause i'm goin down the river yeah i'm goin down the river
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