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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Here are the chords to "Tennessee River", by Randy Owen
performed by Alabama

4/4 time

A   A   A   A  
verse 1:  [A]I was born across the riv-[E]er                
        in the moun-[D]tains where I call [A]home.  
        Lord, times were good there.  Don't know [E] why 
        I ever roamed_[D]____[A]    

Chorus:  Oh, Tennessee [A] River and a mountain [G6] man,
    We get to-[D]gether anytime we can[A]. 
    Oh, Tennessee River and a mountain [G6] man, 
    we play to-[D]gether in Mother Nature's band[A].

A   A   A   G6   G6   D   D   A   

Verse 2:  [A] Me and my woman's done made our [E] plans
         on the Tennessee [D] River, [C] walkin' hand in hand [A]
     [G] Gonna [G#] raise a fam-[A]ly, Lord, settle down [E]
         where peace and [D] love can still be [A] found.

Repeat Chorus, then increase tempo, and play chords to the chorus on the 
fiddle solo.

G6--0--       G--3--     G#--4--             
  --0--        --3--       --4--
  --0--        --4--       --5--
  --0--        --5--       --6--
  --x--        --5--       --6--
  --3--        --3--       --4--
 

     Enjoy!  I love playin' this song.

Doug "'Bama rules" Smith


P.S. in the live version on CD, they do an extra verse in the middle the 
lyrics to it are:

This mountain king, 's done left his throne
On the Tennessee River and his mountain home
But I'm goin' back, leavin' today
to my homeland, so far away

Drivin' down to Dixie, wastin' no time
Back to the good life I left behind
Goin' to the river with my fishin' line
I'm on Lookout Mountain about suppertime

(chorus, last verse, etc.)



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