Guitar chords with lyrics
This is a great song of the Old Crow Medicine Show's album Big Iron World. I dig the vocal harmony's and even solo on a acoustic guitar you can add little fiddly bits to liven it up. The chords are written using the shape, though on the record they use a capo on the 3rd fret. Enjoy . To spice it up a little I like to do a ascending fifth run down from the fifth fret on the high E MajorE when you do a D MajorD chord, from the fifth fret to the third to the second to 0 fret and then accent on the root note the octave above the bass, it kind of mimics the fiddle on the record, then just pick the G+G chord and hammer on 0-2 fret on the A augmentedA string to fill the parts where there is no singing.
Intro Bm///G///Bm///G/A/ (chorus pattern) Verse 1 D MajorD G+G James river blues D MajorD G+G I just heard the awful news D MajorD G+G I can steer around the rocks D MajorD G+G But they're bustin up the docks D///G///D///G/// Verse 2 D MajorD G+G James river blues D MajorD G+G That train came on through D MajorD G+G And the work's gotten' slow D MajorD G+G Now where's a boatman to go
Chorus B minorBm G+G I'll think I'll float on down B minorBm G+G To Richmond Town B minorBm G+G They don't need us anymore B minorBm Haulin' freight from shore to shore G+G That big iron hauls much more A augmentedA D MajorD Than we ever could before Fiddle solo D///G///D///G///D///G///Bm///G///Bm///G/A/ Verse 3 D MajorD G+G I've seen good men going wrong D MajorD G+G I've seen bad ones get it right D MajorD G+G As the river roll's along D MajorD G+G I'll be stepping out tonight Chorus pattern B minorBm G+G On the cool flow B minorBm G+G Floatin' down, down below D MajorD G+G The bridge, to the waters edge D MajorD G+G From the ridge , to the ledge B minorBm G+G From the hills, to the sea B minorBm G+G A augmentedA I'll become, a memory James river blues (x3) And then finish on D MajorD and hold it. That's it.
ⓘ Guitar chords for 'James River Blues' by Old Crow Medicine Show, a bluegrass band formed in 1998 from Virginia, USA. Old Crow Medicine Show is known for their epic folk music.