James River Blues by Old Crow Medicine Show

Pick the G chord and hammer on 0-2 fret on the A string to fill the parts

where there is no singing.

 

Intro

Bm///G///Bm///G/A/  (chorus pattern)

 

Verse 1

D                G

James river blues

D                      G

I just heard the awful news

D                      G

I can steer around the rocks

D                         G

But they’re bustin up the docks

 

D///G///D///G///

 

Verse 2

D                 G

James river blues

D                  G

That train came on through

D                      G

And the work’s gotten’ slow

D                        G

Now where’s a boatman to go

 

Chorus

Bm                          G

I’ll think  I’ll float on down

Bm          G

To Richmond Town

Bm                   G

They don’t need us anymore

Bm

Haulin’ freight from shore to shore

G

That big iron hauls much more

A           D

Than we ever could before

 

Fiddle solo

 

D///G///D///G///D///G///Bm///G///Bm///G/A/

 

Verse 3

D                         G

I’ve seen good men going wrong

D                          G

I’ve seen bad ones get it right

D                     G

As the river roll’s along

D                     G

I’ll be stepping out tonight

 

Chorus pattern

 

Bm          G

On the cool flow

Bm                  G

Floatin’ down, down below

D                         G

The bridge, to the waters edge

D                       G

From the ridge , to the ledge

Bm                     G

From the hills, to the sea

Bm                G        A

I’ll become, a memory

 

James river blues (x3)

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