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Riverheart

© Naomi Rivkis and Ray Phoenix

Am Dm Am
  Oh she's a snake and she's w earing s ilver
Em Am
White water mocking me when  I want g old
Dm Am
She winds around me and she m akes me sh iver
Em Am
Pours through my hands but so h ard to h old
C Dm Am
I n ever saw myself as m uch of a dr eamer
C Em7 Am
J ust here to grab my stake and th en get a w ife
C Dm Am
I'd n ever seen the way she l ooks in wint er
Am Em7 Am
Now I'm a m adman and the r iver's my l ife
pick
C G Am
And she r ises and she f alls and she sh ines
C G Em
And she wh ispers all her tr easure will be m ine
C G6 Am
And she sm iles like the  sun, so f ine
G6 G Am
Then her f ace  turns aw ay
C G Am
And she's r unning down the  side of the h ill
C G6 Em
And I'll d ie if I don't  catch her and I know I never w ill
Am G6 Am
And she t eases me and h aunts me st ill
Em7 Am
In the ch ill of the d ay
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Am G Em
Oh M ama, your little  boy's  lost
pick
Am G Am G Em
came for the money  without kn ow ing the  cost
Am G Em
I've got m ore now than I th ought to b oast,
Em7 Am
But I st ill have to st ay.


Am Dm Am
  Have you ever seen her  banks in  summer
Em Am
Bright gold and wildflowers sh aring sp ace?
Dm Am
Laughed in the valley and then h eard her  answer
Em Am
Followed her curves into a sh adowed pl ace?

C Dm Am
Don't t ry to tell me of the g irls I'm m issing
C Em7 Am
I n ever thought that you could  underst and
C Dm Am
I'll st and beside her with the s un's own bless ing
Am Em7 Am
I'll feel her  icy current r ing my h and.

CHORUS

Am Dm Am
H ot autumn droughts have brought her h ard to h eel,
Em Am
Her sweating sides are strewn with g old to t ake.
Dm Am
I leave it there to watch her tw ist and wh eel,
Em Am
Dig down to cavern beds for l ife's sweet s ake.
C Dm Am
  Oh mama, don't you w eep and w orry,
C Em7 Am
When r angers come to say I c an't be f ound.
C Dm Am
am her man and I am g oing with  her,
Am Em7 Am
I'm gonna f ollow her, deep  in the gr ound.
C G Am
And she'll r ise, and she'll f all, and she'll sh ine
C G6 Em
And she'll wh isper all her tr easure will be m ine
C Am
And she'll sm ile like the sun, so f ine,
G6 G Am
Then her f ace  turns aw ay.
C G Am
And she'll r un down the  side of the h ill
C G6 Em
And I'll l augh when I don't  catch her 'cause I know I never w ill
Am G6 Am
And she'll t ease me and she'll h aunt me st ill
Em7 Am
In the ch ill of the d ay,
Am G Em
Oh m ama, your boy  is a m an,
Am G Am G Em
G ot all I wanted  in the p alm  of my h and
Am G Em
And I kn ow you still d on't underst and
Em7 Am
But I'm  going to st ay
Em7 Am
To the  end of the d ay.

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