Cheryl Wheeler

The Rivers

Cheryl Wheeler

chords Beginner beginner


save to print version add songbook text version e-mail correct tuner
chordsukulelecavacokeyboardtabbassdrumsharmonicaflute Guitar Pro

there isn't a video lesson for this song


The Rivers

Capo on 4th fret

Intro: G  D  G  C  G D G 

                 D      G       C 
In the afternoon light, riding around 
               G        D 
Riding my bike all over town 
     G        D       C 
They said on TV, that out west right now 
    G          D      G 
The rivers can poison us 

                     D      G           C 
And it was hard to believe, watching it win 
                     G           D 
Kept coming down and kept coming in 
    G       D                 Em 
And finally reached where our great cities stand 
        C          D      G 
Now the rivers can poison us 

    Am                        D 
And once more we find out, in case we forgot 
G                           Em 
Just who is strong here and just who is not 
   Am                        D 
As if we could hand her some route that we'd plot 
            G          D      G 
And now the rivers can poison us 

              D         G          C 
It lifted the trash, it lifted the gold 
                     G           D 
And lifted the lives too weak to hold 
G           D         C 
All swept into some diluvian fold 
    G          D      G 
The rivers can poison us 

                             D         G               C 
And it's like all that we've done, has seeped from the sea 
                                  G              D 
It's been, take what you want and leave what you leave 
   G              D          Em 
We sure have been pigs since Adam and Eve 
        C          D      G 
Now the rivers can poison us 

    Am                       D 
And I love the thought of us all being one 
    G                            Em 
But kids in the third grade pack needles and guns 
    Am                     D 
And now we might die if we lie in the sun 
        G          D      G 
And the rivers can poison us 

            D      G           C 
Salt of the earth, ebb and the flow 
                     G            D 
All that we have and more than we know 
G          D            C 
Laden with garbage from decades ago 
    G          D      G 
The rivers can poison us 

                D       G           C 
Well, maybe one day the great salty blue 
                        G           D 
Will swallow us up with all that we knew 
    G                 D         Em 
And things will start over like they always do 
         C          D      G    D  Em 
When the rivers can poison us 
    C          D      G 
The rivers can poison us 

Full key step upFull key step up
Half key step upHalf key step up
Half key step downHalf key step down
Full key step downFull key step down
hide glossary

See also:

chords Lady Antebellum - Need You Now chords Paul Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer chords Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind chords Don McLean - Vincent chords Kris Kristofferson - Me and Bobby Mcgee chords Bob Seger - Night Moves

Other versions:

chords Cheryl Wheeler - The Rivers chords Amy Grant - The Rivers Gonna Keep On Rolling chords Buddy Miller - The Rivers Gonna Run chords Chris de Burgh - The Rivers Of Abraham chords Chris Knight - The Rivers Own
auto scroll beats size up size down change color hide chords simplify chords drawings columns
tab show chords e-chords YouTube Clip e-chords hide all tabs e-chords go to top tab